More than 600 thousand Filipinos affected by floods


JAKARTA, June 17, more than 611 thousand inhabitants of the Philippines affected by the floods in the northern and central parts of the southern island of Mindanao due to last for three weeks last torrential rains, reported Friday on the website of the newspaper Philippine Daily Inquirer.

Floods caused losses of over $ 400 million Philippine pesos (about 9.2 million), and resulted in the deaths of five people, according to a recent report of the National Council on disaster risk reduction (NSSRSB) Philippines.

Particularly difficult situation at that time there was one of the largest in the island city of Cotabato, about 90% of which is under water.

"We urge the central government to help us," — said one of the directors of the Office of Disaster Management of Sam Mundas (Sam Mundas).

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