Landslides, flooding in Philippines kill 24
The national disaster agency has stated that the tropical storm caused more than 13,000 people to flee to emergency shelters.
Landslides and flooding across central and southern Philippines have killed at least 24 people, as per the authorities on Monday, following heavy rain that suspended travel.
The tropical storm pounded the disaster-prone region Sunday, causing more than 13,000 people to flee to emergency shelters, according to the national disaster agency, flooding houses, inundating fields, knocking out power, and cutting off roads.
Disaster officer Rhyse Austero in Baybay City told AFP that the central province of Leyte was affected the most, where landslides left 21 people dead in four villages.
Another three people died on the main southern island of Mindanao, as per the national disaster agency.
Several houses in Bunga, one of the affected villages, were shown buried in mud up to the rooftops, in photos posted on Facebook and verified by AFP.