Fri, 03 Feb 2023

MANILA, 1st November, 2022 (WAM) -- Floods and landslides triggered by a tropical storm in the Philippines killed 110 people, with more than 2.4 million affected, German press agency (dpa) quoted the national disaster as saying on Tuesday.

Thirty-three people were still missing, while over 100 were injured, the agency added.

Fifty-nine of the dead were from the southern province of Maguindanao, where over 100 houses were swept away by floods or buried in landslides.

Sixteen were still missing in Maguindanao, but authorities said it was less likely for survivors to be found at this point.

The affected areas suffered widespread flooding after storm Nalgae brought heavy rains days before it made landfall in the eastern Philippines on Saturday.

Nalgae has moved off the Philippines, but a new tropical storm was moving towards the country's eastern coast and was expected to bring more rain, the weather bureau said.

Storm Banyan, however, was expected to weaken into a tropical depression, the bureau added.

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