Filipino girls sit outside Paaralang Elementary School during a medical civil assistance program (MEDCAP).

Philippines Flood Death Toll Nears 1,000

Philippine President Benigno Aquino declared a state of national calamity on Tuesday, as authorities work to recover the bodies of those killed by flash floods on the southern island of Mindanao.

Disaster agency officials said Tuesday that 957 people have died so far as a result of the floods which began in the early hours of Saturday, while 49 others remain missing.

Full story: VOANews.com

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