At least 15 people were killed in the Philippines by tropical storm

At least 15 people were killed in the Philippines by tropical storm

JAKARTA, July 27 — RIA Novosti, Mikhail Tsyganov.At least 15 people were killed in the north of the Philippines for the past day in floods and landslides caused by fallen on the tropical storm "Huanin" (Juaning; the international classification — "Nock-Ten", Nock-Ten), another nine were missing and more than 30 were injured on Wednesday passed the national media.

As stated in the summary of the National Council on disaster risk reduction (NSSRSB), seven people were killed in a landslide in the province of Albay, eight more victims of floods in other places, it is noted on the website of the newspaper Philippine Daily Inquirer. All the storm has affected more than 600,000 Filipinos, said NSSRSB.

Administration Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services (PAGASA) reports that "Huanin", centered on the morning of Wednesday was in the Philippines near the city Kasiguran in the northern province of Aurora, has increased and now carries with winds up to 85 kilometers per hour with gusts up to a hundred miles an hour. Storm is moving to the northwest at a speed of 11 kilometers per hour, threatening the Philippine capital and its satellite cities. Meanwhile, the heavy rain which preceded the fourth already hit the Philippines in the last two months of the storm, on the eve of the area flooded Manila, causing a lot of accidents.

In the northern Philippine province remains in effect declared a storm warning on the eve of the first or second degree. Residents of low-lying and mountainous areas recommended beware of floods and landslides, while the inhabitants of the coast — high waves. The seven northern regions second day canceled classes in schools. Bad weather forced to cancel dozens of domestic flights, and in the ports of the northern Philippines vessels are vessels that can not go to sea.

According to the PAGASA, the morning of Thursday the slowly moving storm center crosses the main Philippine island of Luzon and will be in the vicinity of Dagupan City in Pangasinan province on the west coast of the island. Philippines storm leaves only a day later, according to meteorologists.

Every year during the rainy season from June to December in the Philippine archipelago falls about 20 storms and typhoons.

A month ago, at least 18 Filipinos were missing and more than 75 thousand became homeless as a result of the passage to the east of the country's tropical storm "Falcon" (International Classification — "Meara").

The maximum figure for the number of victims of natural disaster in the country holds a typhoon in 1991, which claimed the lives of six thousand inhabitants of the Philippine island of Leyte.

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