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Deadly Landslides Hit Philippines

Residents wait to cross a flooded road in the town of Sto. Domingo, Albay province, southeast of Manila, Dec. 30, 2010, as heavy rains hit the province.
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Updated at 7:25 a.m. Eastern.

MANILA - Landslides and floods after days of heavy rain in the Philippines have killed at least 13 people, including six children, officials said Tuesday.

The dead included a 1-year-old baby and his 5-year-old sister who were buried by a landslide as they slept in the central Philippines' St. Bernard township.

CBS News' Barnaby Lo in Manila reports that the nation's civil defense administrator confirmed that at least 13 people had been killed --eight from drowning and the rest buried in landslides. One person was still missing.

Tens of thousands of families were in evacuation centers as the rains continued to pour.

More than 1,300 townspeople have sought shelter in a gymnasium and schools in Bernard township alone after the landslide hit Sunday, Mayor Rico Rentuza said. The town in Southern Leyte province had one of the Philippines' worst disasters in 2006 when a mudslide buried the entire village of Guinsaugon, with more than 1,000 people.

The body of a 3-year-old boy, a neighbor of the siblings, was found Monday, said Angel Gaviola, the regional civil defense director. Rescuers pulled a 7-year-old survivor from the debris, but his condition was unknown Monday evening.

A 10-year-old girl and an 11-year-old boy drowned in two other flooded towns of Southern Leyte, Gaviola said.

In the southern Philippines, a 60-year-old woman was killed in a landslide and three missing girls were last seen playing near a swollen river, said Senior Supt. Aaron Aquino, police chief of Compostela Valley province. The girls are between 6 and 8 years old.

The woman's body was retrieved Monday after her house in the gold-mining area of Mt. Diwalwal was buried Sunday night, Aquino said.