28 Dec 2011

Thousands homeless after new flooding in the Philippines

6:56 pm on 28 December 2011

About 50,000 people have been left homeless by new flooding in the central and southern Philippines.

Six people have died and 10 people are missing as a result of the new storms.

Aid workers say there are now more than 17,000 people sheltering in evacuation centres.

The ABC reports that a low pressure system has brought the rain, but it was expected to weaken on Wednesday.

A total of 1249 people died in flash floods caused by Typhoon Washi which struck from 16 to 18 December, devastating the cities of Cagayan de Oro and Iligan.