The number of victims of the typhoon in the Philippines Saola approached 40

Victims of typhoon "Saola" hit the Philippines late last week, were already 39 people, reports on Friday by the Associated Press.

Previously reported 23 dead.

Head of the local center for disaster management Benito Ramos said that on Thursday in different parts of the country have found new disaster victims, including 11 teenagers.

"They must have entertained high waves and riding them. They did not expect that the storm has strengthened," — he said.

Typhoon "Saola" brought to the Philippines heavy rain and strong wind speed exceeding 150 kilometers per hour. On Wednesday, the typhoon hit Taiwan, where he took the lives of six people. On Friday afternoon, "Saola" weakened to a tropical storm, is expected in mainland China.

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