Philippines Floods Declared a National Calamity


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In the Philippines, authorities are investigating what went wrong on Mindanao Island over the weekend.

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The island was slammed with a storm that spawned flash floods and mud slides.

More than a thousand people have died in the disaster.

Anchor Marco Werman talks to the BBC's Kate McGeown who is in Mindanao in Southern Philippines.