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With funeral parlors overwhelmed, authorities in a flood-stricken southern Philippine city on Monday organized the first mass burial of some of nearly 700 people who were swept to their deaths in one of worst calamities to strike the region in decades.
Tropical Storm Washi blew away Sunday after devastating a wide swath of the mountainous region on Mindanao island in the Philippines. The storm killed at least 652 people and left more than 900 others missing, the Philippine Red Cross said.
More than 16,000 people have fled from four southern Philippine towns where government troops have been battling Muslim guerrillas and outlaws in clashes that are endangering already shaky peace talks and a years-long truce.