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25 Killed Southern Philippines Flooding

People look at bodies of flash floods victims in Davao city in southern Philippines June 29, 2011.

Philippine authorities say flash flooding on the southern island of Mindanao has killed at least 25 people, many of them children washed away from their homes during the night.

Fifteen others in Davao City were reported missing Wednesday. Rivers in the city of 1.4 million residents, swollen by torrential rains, inundated residential areas.

Emergency officials say floodwaters in the city rose three meters in just three hours overnight, forcing 10,000 families to move to higher ground.