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Over 500 dead after Philippines tropical storm

18 December 2011 Last updated at 08:04 GMT

More than 500 people have been killed and hundreds more are missing after a tropical storm caused devastating floods on the southern Philippines island of Mindanao.

The worst affected areas are the cities of Cagayan de Oro and Iligan where winds of 90km/hr swept walls of muddy water through the cities.

From Manila, Kate McGeown reports.