December 23rd, 2011
01:58 AM ET

More than 1,000 missing in Philippines after storm

(CNN) - More than 1,000 people are missing in the aftermath of a tropical storm that wreaked havoc across the southern Philippines last weekend, the country's government said Friday, as it grappled with the mounting humanitarian crisis in the region.

A total of 1,079 people remain unaccounted for, the Philippine National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council said in a statement. Earlier in the week, the disaster council said it had lost count of the number of missing as it tried to assess the scale of the destruction.

The death toll from Tropical Storm Washi, which set off landslides and flash floods that swept away whole villages, has risen to 1,080, according to the council.


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  1. learsi12

    this is just the beginning of the harsh weather that awaits us in 2012 .......have proven facts......

    December 23, 2011 at 3:22 am | Report abuse |
  2. Corin

    Did they look under the bed? Or over by the kitchen table? Where do you lose a thousand people? If you kept them chained up this would never happen!

    December 23, 2011 at 5:28 am | Report abuse |