25 dead in Philippines after one of its deadliest weather disasters

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Rescue teams across nine provinces are now racing against time to locate over 26 missing people, after the rain-induced floods and landslides over the weekend  

After witnessing one of the worst flood disasters ever to hit Philippines, rescue operations are underway across nine provinces in the country, to trace 26 missing people.  

According to a report in Reuters, Philippines national disaster agency on Wednesday, December 28, said that over 25 people have also been killed, after the floods and landslides were caused by the rain, over the weekend. The agency also said that most of the deaths were caused by people drowning during the flash floods.  

The report said the disaster caused by the rains is unlike anything that Philippines has ever witnessed before. This is despite the fact that the country faces over 20 severe typhoons and tropical storms every year.  

The disaster management agency also said that over 300 areas across the country were flooded. Aside from this, 20 landslides induced by rains have also been recorded.  

According to the estimates by the agency, this disaster has forced more than 80,000 people to take refuge in evacuation centers.  

The authorities in Philippines now state that most of the water from the flooding has subsided.


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