Published On: Mon, Dec 31st, 2018

Severe Weather In Philippines: 61 Dead, 22,000 Homeless

At least 61 people have been killed in landslides and floods due to heavy rainfall in the Philippines.

Catastrophic Weather In Philippines

Another 18 people were missing in the affected areas in the east of the island state, the government said on Monday. More than 22,000 residents of six provinces were also homeless according to authorities.

Some victims were surprised by the landslides, according to police and civil protection in their sleep. In this way, about a family of three in Legazpi City just under 340 kilometers southeast of the capital Manila died. At least nine people drowned, one victim was killed by a falling tree.

Weather service continues to expect heavy rains according to the Meteorological Service, eastern and central provinces have to face further heavy rains, although the depression has weakened. Every year, the Philippines is hit by around 20 hurricanes that cause landslides and flooding, among other things.

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