51 dead from flooding in the Philippines
A man rides on a water buffalo in a flooded palm oil plantation on the southern Philippines island of Mindanao on January 4.
January 16th, 2011
09:36 PM ET

51 dead from flooding in the Philippines

Some 51 people are dead in the Philippines after weeks of intense rain caused severe flooding across the Asian nation, the country's national disaster agency said early Monday.

Rains continued to linger over much of the the island of Luzon, with land around the Visayan Sea and the eastern island of Mindanao also experiencing significant precipitation, the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management
Council said in a statement.

Those killed, ranging from ages 1 to 80, died from drowning, landslides or electrocution, according to the disaster agency.

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    they dont have the electrical codes we do here in the us. lots of exposed wires and lots of the house are not grounded.

    January 16, 2011 at 9:42 pm | Report abuse |
  2. banasy

    Man, my heart goes out to those affected, and my sympathies to the families of the deceased. May they find strength in adversity.

    January 16, 2011 at 9:54 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Mmmmm

    Honey! need anything? I'm taking the yak out for some cigarettes!

    January 16, 2011 at 10:10 pm | Report abuse |
    • Lk

      You're an idiot. Making a joke about another human being's hardship. You also show your ignorance...that animal is a caribou not a yak.

      January 16, 2011 at 10:38 pm | Report abuse |
    • Mmmmm

      Ignorance is a bliss! It is a balding yak!

      January 16, 2011 at 10:46 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Shontae

    Please continue to pray for them.

    January 16, 2011 at 10:21 pm | Report abuse |

    there good people. they helped us out alot more than people give them credit for in ww2

    January 16, 2011 at 10:33 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Rodolfo

    Good luck, unfortunately it's always the people in these countries must deal with these crises. There government don't prepare for such disasters greatvacationspots.net

    January 16, 2011 at 10:33 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Kennel Karl

    I recieved a jackalope as gift,he or she never ate and just sat there with a blank look on it's face.

    January 16, 2011 at 11:03 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Mmmmm

    Mmmmm is sorry. Mmmmm has no empathy. That's why Mmmmm stands for Mmmmoron.

    January 16, 2011 at 11:10 pm | Report abuse |
    • Mmmmm

      Ahh, a south pacific fanatic who thinks all asian women are subserviant and wants him...

      January 16, 2011 at 11:23 pm | Report abuse |

    I thought you liked m&m's

    January 16, 2011 at 11:15 pm | Report abuse |
    • Mmmmm

      ..,this plebeian prefers campbell's soup....

      January 16, 2011 at 11:50 pm | Report abuse |
  10. tomcat


    January 16, 2011 at 11:57 pm | Report abuse |
  11. raven

    Im pretty sure caribou arent indigenous to the Philipines. Neither are polar bears ,penguins or unicorns .

    January 17, 2011 at 1:25 am | Report abuse |
  12. tomcat

    I know that this may be hard for some, but did you read the caption that says "water buffalo"? By the way, yaks are found in the Himalayas and northward. The only thing indigenous on these posts are ignorant people.

    January 17, 2011 at 1:52 am | Report abuse |
    • Mmmmm

      As you all know, Ignorance is bliss...

      January 17, 2011 at 9:25 am | Report abuse |
  13. raven

    Hello ? This thing on ? Check one two ...either I gotta serious lag or Im on radio silence . When I try to post it drags me to a totally different site ...sigh ..

    January 17, 2011 at 2:15 am | Report abuse |
  14. raven

    Anyway ,sorry if Im being redundant but I cant see my own posts ,but yes ,i DO know neither caribou or yak are in the Philippines .

    January 17, 2011 at 2:29 am | Report abuse |
    • tomcat

      I was not directing my post at you, but to the infants that continue to try and bring their pathetic sense of humor to these blogs. I do enjoy Ruffnutt adding in his two cents now and then as he has for some time. He does add some levity to an issue, but also adds to meaningful dialouge.(see first post)

      January 17, 2011 at 2:56 am | Report abuse |

    Caribou aren't real animals. There are only Yak's and you'd be surprised at how many live within a 1 mile radius of you even as we speak.

    January 17, 2011 at 2:55 am | Report abuse |
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