Flash Floods Kill Least 53 Philippines

In the central and southern Philippines flash floods and mudslides have killed at least 53 people according to latest reports from Reuters News Agency.  The national disaster agency said on Wednesday, after days of heavy rains that have also hit neighboring Southeast Asian countries.

Tropical storm Jangmi prompted the evacuation of more than 86,000 people in Surigao del Sur, Bohol and Cebu provinces before weakening into a tropical depression. Rescue operations are under way and it is quite possible there could be more causality