7 killed, 2 missing in flash floods in southern Philippines caused by heavy rain

Officials say flash floods caused by heavy rain have killed at least seven people, including four children, in the southern Philippines. Two others remain missing.

The regional Office of Civil Defense said the dead in southern Bukidnon province's Valencia City included a 6-month-old girl and three other children aged 6 to 9 who drowned Tuesday.

Weather bureau official Esperanza Cayanan warned of possible landslides after two weeks of heavy rain in the south.

She said starting Wednesday, the southwest monsoon will be enhanced by Typhoon Soudelor, which is approaching the Philippines but is not expected to make landfall.