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Philippines steps up search efforts for flood survivors

Typhoon Wasi triggered flash floods, landslides that swept houses into rivers and the sea

Philippines steps up search efforts for flood survivors
Two women hold their children killed during the passage of tropical storm Wasi at a village (AFP/Getty Images)
Philippines steps up search efforts for flood survivors
Rescuers searched for more than 800 people missing in the southern Philippines on Sunday after flash floods and landslides swept houses into rivers and out to sea (AFP/Getty Images)
Philippines steps up search efforts for flood survivors
More than 650 people in areas ill-prepared to cope with storms (AFP/Getty Images)
Philippines steps up search efforts for flood survivors
Cagayan de Oro and nearby Iligan cities on Mindanao island were worst hit when Typhoon Washi slammed ashore while people slept late on Friday and early Saturday (AFP/Getty Images)
Philippines steps up search efforts for flood survivors
The typhoon sent torrents of water and mud through villages and stripping mountainsides bare (AFP/Getty Images)
Philippines steps up search efforts for flood survivors
The Philippine National Red Cross (PNRC) said 652 people were killed in eight provinces in the southern Mindanao region, with more than 800 missing said. (AFP/Getty Images)
Philippines steps up search efforts for flood survivors
Floods washed away entire houses with families inside in dozens of coastal villages in Cagayan de Oro and Iligan (AFP/Getty Images)
Philippines steps up search efforts for flood survivors
The state disaster agency said adequate warnings had been given to officials and residents three days before the typhoon made landfall on Friday (AFP/Getty Images)
Philippines steps up search efforts for flood survivors
Disaster and health officials were struggling to deal with the scores of bodies that have been recovered (AFP/Getty Images)