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DISASTER Philippines Flood Toll Rises to 1,200 Froilan Gallardo / AP Photo

Philippines Flood Toll Rises to 1,200

More than a week after a typhoon triggered massive floods in the Philippines, bodies are still washing ashore—some as far as 60 miles away—and the death toll has risen to 1,200, an official said on Monday. Two thirds of the bodies have yet to be indentified. The U.N. is asking for $28 million to help the 600,000 people affected, many of whom are still homeless, in the southern region of Mindanao, which rarely receives such typhoons. The nation’s navy has joined with police, fisherman, and firefighters to launch a search for more bodies, while President Benigno Aquino III launches an investigation.

December 26, 2011 11:07 AM