Philippines storm and floods kill 436
Southern Philippines

Sat Dec 17, 10:11 p.m. PHT: The Red Cross says the mounting death toll from flash floods that ravaged the southern Philippines has reached 436.

[Update, Sun Dec 18, 1:29 p.m. PHT: The Philippine Red Cross says the death toll has risen to 521]

Most of the dead were asleep last night when raging floodwaters triggered by typhoon Washi tore through their homes from swollen rivers and cascaded from mountain slopes following 12 hours of pounding rain in the southern Mindanao region.

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Read and watch more:

+The Associated Press -

+The Associated Press on +YouTube - Raw Video: Floods Kill Hundreds in Philippines

Video clip of aerial views of storm's aftermath, via +The Telegraph -

Eyewitness video of Bayug Island, Iligan after the storm, via +YouTube user RRVina - Bayug Island after sendong

Eyewitness reports, via +BBC News -

Photo: Residents are rescued by volunteers following a flash flood that inundated Cagayan de Oro city, Philippines today. (Erwin Mascarinas / AP)
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