Death toll hits 72 as Tropical Storm Nalgae drenches Philippines | News

Maguindanao province has been hardest hit by floods and landslides caused by rain.

Philippines has now scored 72 Death from tropical storm NalgaeThe country’s disaster agency said it had brought flash floods and landslides to the southern provinces of the country.

The tropical storm, which had maximum sustained winds of 95 km (59 mph) and gusts of up to 160 km/h (99.4 mph), made landfall in the eastern province of Catanduanes early Thursday morning. Seven.

Disaster agency spokesman Bernardo Rafaelito Alejandro said Maguindanao province has been hardest hit with 67 people dead so far.

Two people were also killed in Sultan Kudarat, two others in South Cotabato, and other casualties were spread across the Visayas region in the central Philippines, he said.

Another 33 people were injured and 14 were missing, he added.

A man holds a crying child as he stands in what appears to be a fast-flowing floodwater.  In the back, people try to cross the water and hold onto a rope.
Rescuers help people evacuate in Kalamansig, Sultan Kudarat on October 28, 2022 [Regional Maritime Unit 12, Sultan Kudarat Maritime Police/AFP]

The state weather agency said in its latest bulletin that Typhoon Nalgae will bring heavy and at times torrential downpours in the capital Manila and surrounding provinces on Saturday as it cuts through the main island of Luzon. and headed to the South China Sea.

The Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration on Saturday warned that Nalgae (known locally as Paeng) will continue to cause flooding and landslides caused by rain as it passes. through the country.

Search and rescue teams pulled bodies from the water and thick mud after Nalgae caused flooding and landslides in the south of the country on Friday.

“We are currently gathering all the rescue teams and will hold a meeting before deploying,” Nasrullah Imam, disaster agency official in Maguindanao province, said on Saturday. “It’s not raining anymore so this will help with our search and operations.”

Average is 20 Tropical storm makes landfall in the Philippines annual.

Philippine President Ferdinand Marcos Jr offered condolences to those who lost their lives in the storm and reassured the public that emergency services were being deployed with supplies of food and other supplies to the worst-affected areas. .


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