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Cristio Tingson, foreground, talks on his cell phone as workers use a backhoe to search for victims of his buried house Sunday, Dec. 18, 2011 at Iligan city in southern Philippines. Tropical storm Washi blew away Sunday after devastating the southern Philippines with flash floods that killed hundreds of people as they slept and turned two coastal cities into a muddy wasteland filled with overturned cars and uprooted trees. Rescuers dug up eleven bodies but not Tingson's wife and three children. (AP Photo/Bullit Marquez)

Floods ravage Philippines

Hundreds of people are dead or missing after flash floods that ravaged the southern Philippines, the government said Dec. 20 as cities prepared for mass burials.