Tropical storm ‘Usman’ kills 22 in Philippines

Another tropical storm, this one known as Usman has up to now killed no less than 22 individuals as it passed via several provinces. The storm has triggered floods and landslides forcing villagers to flee to safer areas. The dying toll is anticipated to rise.
More than 6,600 people have been stranded in numerous locations, whereas Cebu Air and nationwide service Philippine Airlines have cancelled many flights from December 27 to 29.
Authorities report that the storm has pressured the evacuation of a minimal of 17,000 people in the Bicol region in the southern areas of the principle Luzon island. Three are reported useless in Albay province as a result of a landslide. Easy were killed in Masbate, most of them drowning. Six more deaths were reported from Sorsogon and Camarines Sur provinces.
Civil defence officials report a minimal of 16 people are reported bead in Bicol whereas six others have been killed in Eastern Visayas.
Government forecasters mentioned Sunday that heavy rain would proceed over the following 24 hours in the northern Philippines..

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