Deadly Mudslides & Flooding in Philippines

Philippines Flooding

Sunday, Jan. 12, 2014: Rescuers from the Comval Emergency Response Team continue their rescue operation following the flooding of Compostela Valley and nearby provinces in southern Philippines. (AP Photo/A. Dayao)—Days of heavy rainfall caused by a tropical low have resulted in numerous mudslides and widespread flooding across the southern Philippines. Echoing the deadly mudslides of 2009, nearly 340,000 people have been affected by the recent flooding, at least 26 people have died, and 11 more remain missing as rain continues to fall across the region, according to the Philippine Government.  Read more here.

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