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Death toll in floods, landslides in Philippines climbs to 45

Death toll in floods, landslides in Philippines climbs to 45

The death toll in floods and landslides that have lashed the eastern and southern Philippines for two weeks has climbed to 45, with eight people missing, officials said Thursday.
Fed by heavy rains since Feb. 12, floods have inundated entire towns and displaced more than 41,000 people in 12 provinces, destroying roads and bridges and triggering landslides, the National Disaster Coordinating Council reported.
Nine more bodies were recovered in four eastern provinces, including a soldier who drowned in Camarines Norte province and a 21-year-old woman killed by a landslide in Sorsogon, the agency said.
A 52-year-old man died in another landslide in southern Compostela Valley, pushing the death toll since Monday to 45 from 35. At least 31 others have been injured.
Infrastructure and agricultural damage totals more than 1.3 billion pesos (US$32 million;


Updated : 2021-04-23 06:41 GMT+08:00