A tropical storm from the Philippines triggered mudslides as well as also also flooding in which killed nearly 0 people, while dozens are missing, police as well as also also disaster officials said on Saturday.
The casualties, most of them inflicted late on Friday, were all on the main southern island of Mindanao, they said.
“We’re are still trying to confirm reports of a farming village buried by a mudslide,” said Ryan Cabus, an official in Tubod town.
He said power as well as also also communication lines to the area had been cut, complicating
The weather bureau said the storm had gathered strength over the Sulu Sea as well as also also was packing winds of up 80 kph (50 mph) as well as also also moving west at 20 kph.
the idea was heading out over the sea by mid-day on Saturday as well as also also might have moved clear of the Philippines by Monday, the idea said.
Emergency workers, soldiers, police as well as also also volunteers were being mobilized to search for survivors, clear debris, as well as also also restore power as well as also also communications.
The nearly 0 deaths were reported in various places including 39 in Tubod, El Salvador as well as also also Munai towns in Lanao del Norte province.
In Zamboanga del Norte province, police said 30 people had been killed from the town of Sibuco town as well as also also six in Salug.
Three people were killed in Bukidnon province, while politicians in Lanao del Sur province said seven people had drowned in flash floods there.
Sixty-four people were reported missing in floods as well as also also landslides, according to a tally of reports form officials as well as also also police.
The Philippines can be battered by about 20 typhoons every year, bringing death as well as also also destruction, usually to the poorest communities of the poor Southeast Asian country.
Last week, 46 people were killed from the central Philippines when a typhoon hit.
In 2013, super typhoon Haiyan killed nearly 8,000 people as well as also also left 0,000