31.12.2018 – Nytår i Filippinerne !

Philippines hit by storm, quake; 22 dead, 22,000 flee

MANILA: Tropical Storm Usman, which entered the Philippines on Christmas Day, has killed at least 22 people as it churned across several provinces, triggering floods and landslides and forcing thousands to flee to safer ground.

The storm has displaced at least 17,000 people in the Bicol region in the southern part of the Philippines’ main Luzon island. Three died in Albay province due to a landslide, while seven more were killed in Masbate, most of them drowning, the region’s civil defence office said in a statement. Six more deaths were reported from Sorsogon and Camarines Sur provinces.


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