A British man perished in a flash flood in 2011 that ravaged through the southern Philippines, as a result of Typhoon Washi. He was one of many that died in the wake of the tropical storm. A spokeswoman of the Foreign Office said, “we have become aware of the death of a British national in Mindanao in the Philippines. We stand ready to provide consular assistance to the family at this difficult time.
Disaster agencies were today delivering body bags and essential supplies to crowded evacuation centers in the southern Philippines after hundreds died in flash flooding.” This was an extremely devastating typhoon and ended up taking 684 people’s lives. To prevent diseases from spreading, the government decided to dig up mass graves, a horrendous solution to an already heartbreaking event (Daily Mail UK).