Philippines: At least 30 dead in tropical storm

tropike kataigida philippines TROPICAL STORM, PHILIPPINES

At least XNUMX people have been killed in a tropical storm that hit the Philippine island of Mindanao yesterday, authorities said today.

Nineteen bodies were found near the town of Tumbond, where a tropical storm with winds of up to 125km / h caused flash floods and landslides that destroyed a village, according to local police.

Four more people were killed in neighboring cities and seven more in the province of Lanao del Sur, local officials said. About 12.000 people were forced to flee their homes. Less than a week ago, Tropical Storm Kai-Tak hit the central Philippines, killing 54 people and leaving 24 missing.