Philippines storm death toll rises to 98

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Storm in the Philippines: death toll rises to 98

En On average, 20 typhoons and storms hit the Philippines each year, ravaging farms, homes, roads and bridges, and killing people and livestock in their path.

The death toll from storm Nalgae, which slammed into the Philippines in recent days, has risen to 98, the national disaster management agency said on Monday.

Other bodies were found, and the death toll rose from 48 to 98, according to the same source.

Most of these victims died in landslides of land and floods Friday in Mindanao, a southern island of the archipelago, after heavy rains.

The storm hit the main island of Luzon overnight from Saturday to Sunday, sweeping away everything in its path and causing power outages. Manila and nearby towns suffered flooding.

People wade through a flooded street following heavy rain caused by Tropical Storm Nalgae.

The storm moved away Sunday afternoon in the South China Sea.

On average, 20 typhoons and storms hit the Philippines each year, killing people and livestock in their path, and ravaging farms, homes, roads and bridges, although the south is rarely affected.

As as the planet is affected by global warming, storms and typhoons are becoming more powerful, warn scientists.

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