2014-12-30 10:36:00

Dozens die in Philippines tropical storm

(Vatican Radio/AP) Flash floods and landslides triggered by Tropical Storm Jangmi left at least 29 people dead and 10 missing in the Philippines, including in areas still recovering from last year's Typhoon Haiyan, officials said Tuesday.

Jangmi, packing winds of 65 kilometers (40 miles) per hour and gusts of 80 kph (50 mph), dumped heavy rains Monday on southern Mindanao Island, where floods destroyed bridges and highways, sending thousands of residents to evacuation centers. The storm then pushed its way through eastern and central islands, where most of the deaths occurred Tuesday.

The government weather bureau said that as of Tuesday afternoon, the eye of the storm was 108 kilometers (67 miles) southwest of central Iloilo City, moving west at 19 kph (12 mph) toward western Palawan Island.


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