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2 killed, 33,000 evacuated in Philippine flood

Raging floodwaters following days of rain in the eastern Philippines have drowned an 80-year-old woman and her son and sent some 33,000 people to evacuation centers.

 

Authorities declared a state of calamity in the worst-hit Albay province, where thousands of residents in seven towns including those living on the slopes of the Mayon volcano moved to emergency shelters after landslides and floods cut off roads and overflowed river banks. (AP)