Deadly Philippine storm triggers landslides and flooding - in pictures

Rescuers search for more than 40 people missing in eastern Philippines after powerful storm triggers landslides

Rescuers used bulldozers to dig through mountains of mud in the search for more than 40 people missing in the eastern Philippines after a powerful storm triggers flooding and landslides.

Tropical Storm Kai-Tak was heading out to the South China Sea on Monday afternoon after dragging its way across the nation over the weekend, leaving at least 31 people dead, most of them from drowning and landslides, government officials said.

President Rodrigo Duterte's spokesman Harry Roque also said 49 people were still missing.

The island province of Biliran suffered the brunt of the storm as the heavy rains caused landslides that buried many homes and destroyed roads and bridges.

Published: December 18, 2017 05:25 PM


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