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Human cost of Philippines floods

23 December 2011 Last updated at 14:19 GMT

The Philippines government is trying to get to grips with the the human cost of massive floods that have devastated the southern island of Mindanao.

Officials say more than 1,000 people are missing, that's in addition to the 1,000 already announced dead.

The BBC's Kate McGeown explains why the figures have been hard to pin down.