Floods Kill at Least 25 in Southern Philippines

Posted June 29th, 2011 at 9:30 am (UTC-5)
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Philippine authorities say flash flooding on the southern island of Mindanao has killed at least 25 people, many of them children washed away from their homes during the night.

Fifteen others in Davao City were reported missing Wednesday. Rivers in the city of 1.4 million residents, swollen by torrential rains, inundated residential areas.

Emergency officials say floodwaters in the city rose three meters in just three hours overnight, forcing 10,000 families to move to higher ground.