Washi Killed 957 Filipinos


Children play inside a school, which has turned into an evacuation center, after tropical storm Washi in Cagayan de Oro, the Philippines, on Dec. 20, 2011.

National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) reported that as of Tuesday afternoon, the death toll from the typhoon stands at 957. Heavy downpour caused flooding and landslides that killed nearly 1,000 residents and displaced hundreds of families. <Photo: Xinhua/Rouelle Umali>

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