Floods kill 2 French citizens, 8 others
MANILA (Updated 3 p.m.)-- Two French tourists were among at least 10 people killed when heavy rains collapsed an earthen dike and fed landslides and floods that deluged towns and villages in the northern Philippines, officials said Friday.
A group of French and South Koreans were traveling on Mount Pinatubo on Thursday in three vehicles when a landslide blocked their path, trapping one of the cars, said Tarlac Provincial Governor Victor Yap.
Three French nationals were swept away in a flash flood and the bodies of two of them were recovered early Friday. One remains missing, Yap said.
A Filipino guide also was killed, he said. The rest of the group was safe.
This is one of the biggest problems in the rainy season, tropical storms nearly always carry bad tidings like this one