Philippine storm death toll rises to six

December 30, 2014 10:36 AM

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MANILA – Six people have been killed in two days of heavy flooding as tropical storm Jangmi crossed the central Philippines on Tuesday, with water in some areas neck deep, officials said.

Jangmi, which was forecast to bring up to 15 millimetres of rain per hour, barrelled through fishing and tourist areas in the island provinces of Bohol and Cebu on Tuesday, with about 1,700 people being evacuated ahead of its arrival. An eight-year-old girl drowned after raging floodwaters washed aw...

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