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Philippines hunts for 26 still missing after weekend weather disaster

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Rescue teams across nine provinces in the Philippines are trying to locate 26 people missing after weekend rains, floods and landslides that have killed at least 25 people, in one of its deadliest weather events this year.

The national disaster agency today said that casualties reported so far has increased to 25 from 17, with most deaths caused by drowning from flash floods.

The agency also recorded more than 300 flooded areas and 20 rain-induced landslides, which collectively have forced more than 80,000 people to take shelter in evacuation centres. Most of the floods have since subsided.

The state weather agency said light to moderate rains will continue in central and southern areas until Thursday.

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