The death toll from storm Compasso in the Philippines has risen to 30
The death toll from landslides and flash floods caused by storm Compasso in the Philippines has risen to 30, with 13 others still missing, the National Disaster Mitigation Agency in Manila said Thursday.
The northern province of Ilocos Sur put the maximum death toll at 14, most of whom drowned in flash floods. Three people are missing in the county.
In Bengit district, nine people, including five children, were killed in separate landslides that buried their homes, while one person is still missing, the agency said.
A 25-year-old woman died of electrocution in Pangasinan province, while six drowned in floods in Cagayan and Palawan provinces.
The agency added that nine people were missing due to the floods in Pangasinan, Palawan and La Union province.
Storm Compasso hit the northern Philippines several days ago, starting last weekend, bringing heavy rain and strong winds.
More than 14,900 people were displaced, while 325 homes were damaged.
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