Over 900 Killed by Philippines Storm

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In the aftermath of tropical storm Washi, people retrieve items from a house which was swept onto the concrete fence of a mansion in the city of Iligan in the southern Philippines on Dec. 19.

This weekend’s tropical storm continues to wreak havoc on the Philippines, as the death toll has risen to 927. Drowned bodies are now surfacing and the number is expected to grow even further as more bodies are found. The death toll does not include all those who are still missing following the storm—of which the country’s National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council has lost count. Some towns—filled with the smell of decomposing bodies—are planning mass burials for those killed in the typhoon’s aftermath.