Severe Flooding In Davao



 Seventeen people have died from flash floods in parts of Davao City Tuesday night, local disaster management officials said Wednesday.

Fifteen other people are missing, according to the Davao City Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council. 
Th flash floods have affected more than 25,000 people.

A report from ABS-CBN Regional Network Group said 7 of the fatalities were children. Majority of the victims lived near the Matina Pangi River.
Davao Mayor Sara Duterte said the flash floods struck 4 barangays after a heavy downpour caused the Matina Pangi River to overflow Tuesday night.
"This is not the first time  that the river has overflowed but it is the first time that it overflowed in all 4 areas at medyo mataas yung tubig. It's more than 10 meters in some parts and in some, up to 20 metyers

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