The number of fatalities in the Philippines from tropical storm “Kompasu” rose to 30

The number of deaths in the Philippines from tropical storm “Kompasu” has risen to 30, as the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) reported on Thursday.

These people have died as a result of the landslides and flash floods caused by the storm, while 13 people are reported missing as a result.

The number of fatalities in the Philippines from tropical storm “Kompasu” rose to 30
The number of fatalities in the Philippines from tropical storm “Kompasu” rose to 30

The highest number of deaths was recorded in Ilocos Sur province at 14, while Benguet reported nine, four in Palawan, two in Cagayan and one in Pangasinan, reports the Manila Times of the Philippines.

The council has indicated that currently 19 of the deaths have been fully confirmed while the other 11 are under review.

‘Kompasu’ has hit the north of the Philippines for several days since last weekend, causing heavy rains and winds and more than 14,900 displaced persons, while 325 homes were damaged in the affected areas.

The storm, which left the Philippines on Wednesday and reached China and Vietnam, has weakened and, according to Weather Underground, had maximum wind speeds of up to 56 kilometers per hour in gusts of up to 72, reports the DPA agency.

The Philippine archipelago experiences an average of 20 tropical cyclones per year. The strongest typhoon to hit the Philippines was Typhoon Haiyan, which killed more than 6,300 people and displaced more than four million people in November 2013.

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