Number of missing the storm in the Philippines has reached 18 people

JAKARTA, June 25 — RIA Novosti, Mikhail Tsyganov. 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") reported on Saturday on the website of the newspaper Philippine Daily Inquirer.

We have previously reported 11 missing.

Is the third this month in the Philippines storm, carrying with it now winds up to 105 kilometers per hour with gusts to 135 kilometers per hour, left the second largest archipelago in the Saturday and moving to the north-northwest.

The passage of the storm was marked by prolonged heavy rains that caused flooding and landslides in parts of the north and east of the archipelago's second largest planet. All of them have suffered at that time nearly 330,000 Filipinos. Friday due to heavy rains, during which 188 millimeters of rain fell, was flooded large parts of the capital, Manila, which is why working in it had to go home earlier, and in a number of provinces have canceled classes in schools.

Earlier this week, due to the element of the flood has caused the deaths of at least 14 people, 12 of whom were drowned as a result of river flooding on the southern island of Mindanao, where the disaster affected more than 700,000 residents.

Every year during the rainy season from June to December in the Philippine archipelago falls about 20 storms and typhoons. The sad record for the number of victims in the country holds a typhoon in 1991, which claimed the lives of six thousand inhabitants Philippine island of Leyte.

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