Flooding in the Philippines

12 people were killed as a result of floods and landslides caused by heavy rains in the city of Zamboanga and the surrounding areas on the Philippine island of Mindanao.

According to the Regional Council for Disaster Risk Reduction and Management (RDRRMC), seven out of 12 people died in the city of Zamboanga. As a result of the flood, more than 21,000 local residents were evacuated. Almost 800 houses were partially or completely damaged. The authorities said that relief operations are continuing.