Tropical storm ‘Usman’ kills 22 in Philippines

Another tropical storm, this one called Usman has thus far killed a minimum of 22 folks because it handed by way of a quantity of provinces. The storm has triggered floods and landslides forcing villagers to flee to safer areas. The dying toll is predicted to rise.
More than 6,600 folks have been stranded in varied locations, whereas Cebu Air and nationwide carrier Philippine Airlines have cancelled many flights from December 27 to 29.
Authorities report that the storm has pressured the evacuation of a minimum of 17,000 individuals within the Bicol area within the southern areas of the primary Luzon island. Three are reported lifeless in Albay province because of a landslide. Another seven extra have been killed in Masbate, most of them drowning. Six extra deaths have been reported from Sorsogon and Camarines Sur provinces.
Civil defence officials report at least 16 individuals are reported bead in Bicol whereas six others had been killed in Eastern Visayas.
Giveaway stated Sunday that heavy rain would continue over the following 24 hours within the northern Philippines..

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