Manila, Jan 03 (Agencies): Landslides and floods after days of heavy rain in the Philippines killed five children and an adult, officials said on Monday. Three girls are missing.

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.

More than 1,300 townspeople have sought shelter in a gymnasium and schools after the landslide hit on Sunday, Mayor Rico Rentuza said.

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

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 on Monday after her house in the gold-mining area of Mt Diwalwal was buried on Sunday, Aquino said.