The tropical storm caused severe damage in the Philippines. Landslides and floods have killed at least 150 people.
A tropical storm has caused severe damage in the central Philippines. A tropical storm struck 159 areas in the provinces of Kibis, Aklan, Antique and Iloilo last Wednesday (April 13). The Philippine military says the storm, named Maggie, has inundated many areas.
The central and southern parts of the Philippines have been hit by floods and severe landslides. The Babe city government says 135 bodies have so far been recovered from the landslide victims in several villages.
The death toll from Typhoon Megi, which hit the Philippines, has risen to 150, officials say.
The central and southern parts of the Philippines were hit by floods and landslides last Saturday and Sunday, with 147 people reported dead in the storm-hit province of Central Leyte.
Police said 35 bodies were recovered in Abu Yok city in Leid province, one in Samar province and two in Cebu province.
The Philippine military said 160 areas in the central Philippine provinces of Cape Town, Aklan, Antique and Iloilo were flooded as of Wednesday, according to the Xinhua news agency.
Maggie, which made landfall last Sunday, was the first tropical storm to hit the Southeast Asian nation this year. The Philippine Archipelago, located in the Pacific Typhoon Belt, is affected by about 20 hurricanes and storms a year. It is noteworthy that the Philippines is one of the most disaster prone countries in the world.