Tropical Storm Megi Kills 25 in the Philippines

Tropical storm Megi has killed at least 25 people from landslides and floods in the Philippines.

Tropical storm Megi made landfall on Sunday with sustained winds of up to 65 kilometers per hour and gusts of up to 80 kilometers per hour.

Megi is the first storm to hit the Philippines this year.

The Philippines usually sees about 20 storms every year.

Joemen Collado, the police chief of Baybay city, said that authorities recovered the bodies of 22 people after being buried under a landslide in three barangays in Baybay City, Leyte.

At least eight people are currently missing from the Baybay city, and more than 100 people were injured. 

Baybay city’s government is yet to release the victims’ names.

The National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council had reported two fatalities and one missing person in Monkayo, Davao de Oro, and one fatality in Cateel, Davao Oriental.

Tropical storm Megi is forecast to weaken into a low-pressure area by Wednesday night as it interacts and assimilates with tropical cyclone Malakas in the Philippine Area of Responsibility.


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