Sunday, September 27, 2009

Death toll from Philippine storm rises to 86

Agence France-Presse: At least 86 people are confirmed dead and 32 remain missing two days after massive flooding in the Philippines, Defence Secretary Gilberto Teodoro said Monday. More than 435,000 people were displaced after tropical storm Ketsana dumped the heaviest rains in more than 40 years on the Philippine capital, Manila, and surrounding areas on Saturday, Teodoro told reporters.

However, the death toll was expected to climb. Radio station DZBB quoted local officials as saying that 58 more bodies had been recovered from a flooded area in the Manila suburb of Marikina, but had not yet been included in the official tally. Teodoro, who is also head of civil defence operations, said the government was looking into those reports….

1 comment:

real estate in Toronto said...

This is very sad to read about. The weather seems to get really extreme lately - as there were dramatic floods also in the USA but these ones have undoubtedly more horrible impact concerning the number of death tolls. I just want to express my deep compassion with its victims and their families. Julie