Death Toll from Tropical Storm in Philippines Rises

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The death toll from Tropical Storm Kompasu in the Philippines has more than doubled. According to the national disaster service, at least thirty people have died as a result of flooding and landslides. There are thirteen missings.

 

Most of the deaths were in the northern province of Ilocos Sur. Of the fourteen people who died there, the majority drowned. In the neighbouring province of Benguet, nine people died when their homes were buried in landslides.

The Philippines has been ravaged since the weekend by storm Kompasu, which left the country on Wednesday and moved weakened towards China and Vietnam.

The storm was accompanied by heavy rain and strong winds. Nearly 15,000 people fled. The damage to agriculture and infrastructure is estimated at almost 19.6 million euros.

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