Merk argiewe: tropies

Ten minste 19 dead in Philippines tropical storm

Ten minste 19 dead in Philippines tropical storm
Disaster response officials in the Philippines say that a tropical storm has left at least 19 mense dood

A tropical storm in the Philippines has left dead at least 19 mense, disaster response officials said Thursday.

Philippine authorities say they are still investigating a further 11 deaths that may have been caused by the tropical storm Kompasu, which triggered landslides and flash floods as it barreled over the northern tip of the Asia-Pacific islands on Monday.

'N Ander een 14 people have been reported missing in the Philippines.

Kompasu also left one person dead in Hongkong as it reached typhoon strength while crossing open sea south of the Chinees city on Wednesday.

Kompasu returned to tropical storm strength after making landfall on the Chinese island province of Hainan and weakened further as it headed out to sea and toward northern Viëtnam op Donderdag, with maximum sustained winds of 65 kilometers (40 myl) per hour.