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Flooding, landslides leave 45 dead in Philippines

A section of highway is cleared from debris following a landslide after heavy rains in the Philippines

Persistent heavy rain has left 45 people dead and displaced hundreds of thousands in the Philippines. Ten additional deaths were reported in six provinces in the eastern Bicol region, from the 35 already reported last week, while 31 people were reported injured. Landslides and floodings have affected 137 towns in the Philippines since last week, and have displaced some 873,000 residents who sought shelter in evacuation camps. Weather forecasters say more flooding was expected in the coming days.

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