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Typhoon Washi victims wash clothes next to an overturned vehicle in a village in Cagayan de Oro in southern Philippines. Rescuers searched for more than 100 people still missing after flash floods and landslides swept houses into rivers and out to sea, killing almost 500 people in areas ill-prepared to cope with deadly storms. Photo: ReutersResidents rendered homeless after their houses were hit by flash floods brought by Typhoon Washi, rest inside a church turned into an evacuation center in Iligan city, southern Philippines. Photo: ReutersTyphoon Washi evacuees pray during a mass inside a church turned into an evacuation center in Iligan city, southern Philippines. Photo: ReutersResidents rendered homeless after their houses were swept in by flash floods brought by Typhoon Washi, seek shelter inside a church turned into an evacuation centre in Iligan city, southern Philippines. Photo: ReutersTyphoon Washi victims pray during a mass near the coffins of children drowned in flash floods inside a church turned into  an evacuation centre in Iligan city in southern Philippines. Photo: ReutersA woman stands next to the coffin of her child and other typhoon victims, drowned in a village hit by flash floods brought by Typhoon Washi inside a church turned into an evacuation centre in Iligan city, southern Philippines. Photo: ReutersA woman and her child cook food in a makeshift shelter after their house was swept away by flash floods in a village hit by Typhoon Washi, in Cagayan de Oro city, southern Philippines. Photo: ReutersResidents return to their homes to save some household items Sunday Dec.18, 2011 at Iligan city in southern Philippines. Tropical storm Washi blew away Sunday after devastating the southern Philippines with flash floods that killed hundreds of people as they slept and turned two coastal cities into a muddy wasteland filled with overturned cars and uprooted trees. (AP Photo/Bullit Marquez)An aerial view shows shanties damaged by flash floods brought by Typhoon Washi (Sendong) in Cagayan De Oro city, southern Philippines. Photo: ReutersAn aerial view shows shanties damaged by flash floods brought by Typhoon Washi (Sendong) in Cagayan De Oro city, southern Philippines. Photo: ReutersAn aerial view shows shanties damaged by flash floods brought by Typhoon Washi (Sendong) in Cagayan De Oro city, southern Philippines. Photo: ReutersDump trucks lie in mud on the compound of a three-storey house damaged by flash floods brought by Typhoon Washi (Sendong) in Cala-Cala town in Cagayan De Oro city, southern Philippines. Photo: ReutersAn aerial view shows shanties damaged by flash floods brought by Typhoon Washi (Sendong) in Cagayan De Oro city, southern Philippines in December 2011. Photo: ReutersA general view of a village hit by flash floods brought by Typhoon Washi in Cagayan de Oro in the southern Philippines. Photo: ReutersTyphoon Washi victims who are made homeless after their houses were swept away by flash floods rest at an evacuation center in Cagayan de Oro in the southern Philippine. Photo: ReutersVillagers search for their missing relatives amidst debris in a village hit by flash floods brought by Typhoon Washi in Cagayan de Oro in the southern Philippines. Photo: ReutersTyphoon Washi victims who are made homeless after their houses were swept away by flash floods wait for free meals at an evacuation center in Cagayan de Oro in the southern Philippines. Photo: ReutersThe body of a villager who drowned in flash floods lies on a road in Cagayan de Oro city in the southern Philippines. Photo: ReutersA woman looks for belongings among the debris of her family's house, which was destroyed by flash floods brought by Typhoon Washi, in Cagayan de Oro in the southern Philippines. Photo: ReutersA woman stands next to a Red Cross sign among debris in a village hit by flashfloods brought by Typhoon Washi in Cagayan de Oro, southern Philippines. Photo: ReutersA resident carries items he salvaged from his damaged shanty after flash floods brought by Typhoon Washi (Sendong) hit Iligan city, southern Philippines. Photo: ReutersTyphoon Washi victims who were rendered homeless after their houses were swept away by flashfloods rest in an evacuation center in Cagayan de Oro in southern Philippines. Photo: ReutersResidents retrieve items in a collapsed shop in a village hit by Typhoon Washi in Cagayan de Oro in southern Philippines. Photo: ReutersResidents walks past a car on top of another vehicle in a subdivision hit by flashfloods brought by Typhoon Washi in Cagayan de Oro in southern Philippines. Photo: ReutersA general view of a village hit by Typhoon Washi in Cagayan de Oro in southern Philippines December 18, 2011. Rescuers searched for more than 100 people still missing in the southern Philippines. Photo: ReutersDamaged vehicles washed away by flash floods brought forth by Typhoon Washi lie in a ditch in Balulang village in Cagayan de Oro, in southern Philippines. Photo: ReutersVillagers view the bodies of flashfloods victims lying on a road in Cagayan de Oro in southern Philippines. Photo: ReutersA resident searches floodwaters for items to salvage after flash floods brought by Typhoon Washi (Sendong) hit Iligan city, southern Philippines. Photo: ReutersA woman inspects a submerged vehicle in a village hit by flashfloods brought by Typhoon Washi in Cagayan de Oro, southern Philippines. Rescuers searched for more than 100 people still missing in the southern Philippines after flash floods and landslides swept houses into rivers and out to sea, killing almost 500 people in areas ill-prepared to cope with deadly storms. Photo: ReutersAn unidentified father cries as he carries the body of his child, who was among hundreds killed by Typhoon Wasi in Cagayan de Oro. Photo: Reuters

Typhoon Wasi caused death and destruction in the Philippines, sending torrents of water and mud through villages and stripping mountainsides bare.

Typhoon Wasi slammed ashore in the Philippines, sending torrents of water and mud through villages and stripping mountainsides bare.

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