Tropical storm in Philippines: more than 120 dead, more than 160 missing

Tropical storm in Philippines: more than 120 dead, more than 160 missing

Tropical storm Tembin in the southern Philippines has caused large-scale floods caused hundreds of landslides. As a result of natural disasters killed more than 120 people, more than 160 are still missing. According to the police report in the Philippines, the number of deaths is 200, but exact figures are yet to be confirmed. The largest number of victims recorded in the provinces of Lanao del Norte and Lanao del sur, Zamboanga Peninsula, on the island of Mindanao. City of Tubod and Piagapo almost completely destroyed, houses are littered with rocks and mud.

In the North-East of the province of Quezon under the influence of increased wind and huge waves crashed on the interisland ferry. 5 people were killed, more than 250 passengers were rescued. In search operations involved volunteers.

The Philippine archipelago is one of the most vulnerable to such natural disasters as typhoons, tropical storms and hurricanes. Every year on the island bombarded dozens of storms and typhoons.

Started on Thursday, the storm Tembin to Saturday only intensified. The wind speed today is 105 kilometers per hourin some areas, gusts of up to 145 meters per hour. The storm reached the southern part of the Western province of Palawan and is expected to continue for southern provinces of the Philippines to the South China sea on Sunday.

#BREAKING : The death toll from mudslides and flooding triggered by tropical storm #Tembin has risen to 200, police said here late Saturday night. Tembin has been pounding the southern #Philippines and dumping torrential rains in its way since early Frid…

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