One dies, 6 missing in flash flood in central Philippines

MANILA, An 11-year-old girl died while six others went missing in a flash flood in Cebu province in the central Philippines.

‘The victims were among the 17 people traveling on a pick-up truck swept away into a creek after a heavy downpour.’ Roger Suico, chief of the disaster reduction and management office of Carmen town, was quoted by Xinhua news agency as saying.

He added that rescuers saved 10 people and recovered the body of the girl Monday night while Six people remain missing, including a newlywed couple and a pregnant woman.

Initial investigation showed that the group attended a wedding in a resort and were heading back to their village when their truck drove through the flooded road and swept into a swollen roadside creek.

Source: Syrian Arab News Agency