Tropical Storm Kai-Tak kills 30 in Philippines, around 90,000 flee to shelters

Published on : Monday, December 18, 2017

stormA slow moving tropical storm spurred floods and landslides in central Philippines killing more than 30 people on Sunday.



Others went missing while thousands of Christmas holiday travelers were stranded and 89,000 people were asked to flee to emergency shelters due to the Tropical Storm Kai-Tak.

Sofronio Dacillo Jr, a disaster response stated that landslides in the island province of Biliran is responsible for the killing  of dozens of villagers.



Others went missing after the storm blew over on Saturday.



As per the officials and police the storm weakened into a tropical depression but picked up speed on Sunday while moving southwest.



It had sustained winds of 43 miles per hour.



The National Disaster Risk Reduction Management Council specified that it was trying to confirm the deaths reported due to the storm.



The storm  known  Urduja is found to have remained almost stationary over the eastern section of the central Philippines.



It knocked out power in some areas.



President Rodrigo Duterte stated he would visit the region.



It was reported that the Philipines is the most disaster-prone areas in the world.



Around 20 typhoons and storms  mostly frequented from the Pacific lashes the country with over 100 million people each year.

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