MANILA – Flash floods in the southern Philippines on Saturday sent water gushing into homes, killing more than 400 people and surprising families who fled to rooftops clutching children, officials said.
"The rivers flooded and washed through villages," said Col. Leopoldo Galon, a military spokesman. "Soldiers conducting search-and-rescue operations are finding bodies in all areas, in homes, rivers, offshore, in the street. Casualties are everywhere."
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