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DISASTER Typhoon Strikes Philippines Froilan Gallardo / AP Photo

Typhoon Strikes Philippines

Landslides and flash floods in the Philippines caused by a typhoon have killed at least 400 people according to the Red Cross. Typhoon Washi hit the island of Mindanao on Friday night, forcing tens of thousands of people to evacuate their homes. Many of the missing are from a coastal village where houses were swept into the sea while people slept. The Philippine social-welfare department estimates that about 100,000 people have been displaced.

December 17, 2011 10:30 AM