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"by Jojo Malig, abs-cbnNEWS.com
Posted at 12/20/2011 12:52 AM | Updated as of 12/20/2011 10:10 AM
Deaths reach 957, hundreds still missing
MANILA, Philippines (UPDATE) - Tropical storm "Sendong" (international name Washi) is the world's deadliest storm this year, latest data shows.
The storm, which struck Northern Mindanao, the Visayas, and Palawan over the weekend, has now killed at least 957 people, the country's disaster management chief said Tuesday morning.
National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) Director Benito Ramos also said they have lost count of the number of people who have gone missing following the flashfloods spawned by the storm."
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