September 9, 1995 in Nation/World

Scores Missing In Philippines Flash Flooding

Associated Press

Rescue workers in the southern Philippines found 11 more bodies Friday, bringing the death toll from flash floods this week to 26. At least 117 others remained missing.

Four hundred people earlier reported as missing were found safe on high ground in an isolated village, Red Cross officials said Friday.

The South Cotabato provincial welfare office said 100 of the at least 117 people still missing were from a single village.

Nearly 6,000 people lost their homes around Lake Maughan near Tiboli, said Red Cross spokesman James Sian. The town is 620 miles south of Manila, the capital.

One witness said the raging water was “as high as a coconut tree.”

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