Dec 24, 2017

200 dead, dozens missing in Philippines after tropical storm

Dave Lawler, author of World

Rescue workers evacuate flood-affected residents in Davao on the southern Philippine island of Mindanao. Photo: MANMAN DEJETO/AFP/Getty Images

A tropical storm that struck the Philippines on Friday, causing floods and landslides, has killed an estimated 200 people, with officials warning that the death toll is likely to rise as 159 people are listed as missing and some outlying areas have not yet been reached by rescue workers, per Reuters.

About 70,000 people were forced to evacuate, and thousands have lost their homes.

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