Philippines Typhoon 2011
Philippines Typhoon 2011, Super-typhoon Nanmadol left at least16 people dead after hitting the Philippines, and the toll is expected to rise as hopes of finding those missing fade, the civil defence chief said today.
Over 61,000 people have been evacuated from their homes after Nanmadol, the strongest storm to hit the country this year, lashed the northern edge of the main island of Luzon at the weekend, causing landslides and floods. Most of the 16 killed were buried in landslides, including two children in northern Baguio who were killed in an avalanche of rubbish at the city dump, said civil defence operations chief Benito Ramos.
Eight other people are still missing across the country, feared washed away at sea, in raging rivers, or buried under rubbish, he said.
“The missing are most likely dead but we are still searching for them, it is unlikely they are still alive after two or three days,” he added.