Cagayan De Oro Flooding
December 17, 2011 by staff
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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