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Philippines buries dead, rebuilds after deadly storm

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Typhoon Washi survivors pray before the start of a trauma counseling session by volunteers from humanitarian agency World Vision, in Philippines on Wednesday.

 

Reuters reports:

ILIGAN, Philippines — Residents of two southern Philippine cities battered by a storm that left over 1,000 people dead and displaced hundreds of thousands started the hard work of reclaiming their lives as authorities buried dozens of bodies in concrete vaults on Wednesday.

Washi was one of the deadlist typhoons to hit the country since 2008 when Fengshen killed 938 in the central Philippines, according to the national disaster agency. The worst typhoon was Thelma which struck Ormoc City on central island of Leyte in 1991, causing flash floods that killed more than 5,000 people.

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