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Floods, Landslides Kill 31 in Philippines’ South, Official Says

Rescuers evacuate people trapped by floodwaters on Oct. 28.

Rescuers evacuate people trapped by floodwaters on Oct. 28.

Source: Philippine Coast Guard

At least 31 people were reported dead in southern Philippines as heavy rain caused floods and landslides, a government official said Friday. 

“The numbers are still moving,” as rescue operations continue and reports come in, Naguib Sinarimbo, a minister at the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao, told reporters.