Rescuers search for Philippine storm victims as toll rises to 200

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from Reuters - Thomson Reuters Foundation
Published on 24 Dec 2017 View Original

"It happened very fast"

  • Scores of people still missing, thousands homeless

  • Tropical storm Tembin hit Mindanao island late Friday

  • UN's Guterres offers help, Pope Francis prays for victims

By Manuel Mogato

MANILA, Dec 24 (Reuters) - Rescuers in the Philippines searched on Sunday for survivors of a storm that triggered floods and landslides and killed about 200 people, left scores missing and thousands homeless, most of whom apparently ignored warnings to move to safety.

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