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Tropical cyclone path leaves at least 9 dead in Philippines |  Globalism

Tropical cyclone path leaves at least 9 dead in Philippines | Globalism

Tropical cyclone hit philippines Monday night (11) left at least nine dead and 11 missing.

Floods and landslides caused torrential rains from Tropical Cyclone Compasso. With winds of up to 100 kilometers per hour, the typhoon sucked up the remnants of a previous storm before it reached the Philippines. Nearly 1,600 people were evacuated.

Provincial units reported that four people were killed in landslides in Benguet province in the north of the country, and five others were killed in floods in Palawan, an island province in the southwest of the country.

The authorities are conducting search and rescue operations for 11 people who disappeared, especially after landslides.

The Philippines, an archipelago of more than 7,600 islands, experiences about 20 storms or typhoons annually, causing torrential rains that trigger deadly landslides.

President Rodrigo Duterte It was monitoring the government’s response to the disaster, its spokesperson, Harry Roque, said on Tuesday (12).

He added that a rescue team is working on the site while electricity and water rehabilitation and road cleaning work are underway.

This is the 13th tropical storm to hit the Philippines, and according to the state weather agency, it should leave its territory on Tuesday (12).

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