Cagayan De Oro Flooding

December 17, 2011 by staff 

Cagayan De Oro Flooding, THE death toll from Tropical Storm Washi rose to almost 200, with nearly 400 people missing after flash floods ravaged southern parts of The Philippines, officials said.

Regional military spokesmen said 97 bodies were recovered in Cagayan de Oro, a key port on Mindanao island, and that 75 were found in the nearby southern port of Iligan, accounting for most of the deaths.

Fifteen people who were swept out to sea were rescued off Iligan, but another 250 remained unaccounted for in the town, they said, with 125 more missing in Cagayan de Oro.

Three people drowned in Polanco, and five were killed in a landslide in mountains near the town of Monkayo, the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council said.

On the central island of Negros, 18 people were killed, the council’s executive director, Benito Ramos, told AFP.

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