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Floods Hit South Philippines; at Least 20 Dead, 13 Missing
Two days of heavy rains set off floods and landslides in the southeastern Philippines, leaving at least 20 people dead, 13 missing and thousands displaced. Most of the dead and missing came from floods and landslides that hit Compostella Valley and Davao Oriental provinces. A landslide Monday damaged five houses in Cagdianao municipality in Dinagat Island, off the northeastern coast of the main southern island of Mindanao; killing six residents including two boys aged 2 and 14.The flooding, triggered by rains from a low pressure area, has affected 132,000 people from 10 provinces.