Philippines Storm Nalgae death toll at 80
The death toll from floods and landslides in the Philippines has risen to 72 as Tropical Storm Nalgae continues to drench the country. Photo: Getty
The Philippines has recorded 80 deaths from flooding and rain-induced landslides after Tropical Storm Nalgae barrelled across the country over the weekend.
Half of the deaths were recorded in the southern autonomous region of Bangsamoro, where 10 people were reported missing, the agency said in a bulletin on Monday.
Some 48 people were injured, it said. Damage to infrastructure due to heavy rains and strong winds was initially estimated at 384 million pesos ($10.34 million).
An additional 31 people are reported missing.
President Ferdinand Marcos Jr, who is scheduled on Monday to conduct aerial inspections of submerged villages in Cavite province near the capital Manila, has expressed shock over the number of deaths particularly in Maguindanao province in the Bangsamoro region.
Nalgae, which has made landfall five times, is this year’s second-most deadly cyclone to hit the Philippines, which sees an average of 20 tropical storms annually.
The weather bureau forecast Nalgae would leave the Philippines later on Monday.