19 Dec '11, 8pm

Philippine storm toll passes 900 as cities prepare burials

ILIGAN, Philippines: The death toll from the cyclone disaster that swept the southern Philippines has jumped above 1,000, a senior government official said Tuesday, as cities prepared mass burials for the victims. Authorities in the port cities of Cagayan de Oro and Iligan, on the island of Mindanao, where sleeping families were swept to sea from coastal slums, said unclaimed corpses piling up in mortuaries were posing health risks and had to be interred. The head of the government disaster monitoring council said 927 people were now known to have been killed by tropical storm Washi, which brought heavy rains, flash floods and overflowing rivers to Mindanao. The death toll is expected to rise even further as more floating bodies are recovered after sunrise, said Benito Ramos, head of the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council. Ramos's latest toll was a sha...

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