Disaster: tropical storm in the Philippines: death toll rises to 150

Tropical storm Nalgae in the Philippines has killed 150 people.

Disaster: tropical storm in the Philippines: death toll rises to 150

Tropical storm Nalgae in the Philippines has killed 150 people. More than four million citizens were affected by the floods and landslides, according to civil protection. 36 people were still missing and 128 were injured, it said.

President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. declared a state of emergency for 23 of the island state's 81 provinces on Wednesday in order to speed up reconstruction. According to the authorities, more than 15,000 houses were destroyed. The damage to infrastructure and agriculture was estimated at 5.2 billion Philippine pesos (91 million euros).

"Nalgae", which is called "Paeng" in the Philippines, triggered floods and landslides in the south at the end of last week. Over the weekend, the tropical storm moved northwest, wreaking havoc in the Western Visayas region and in the provinces of Cavite, Laguna and Batangas.

An average of about 20 typhoons hit the Philippines each year. The worst storm to date, Haiyan, killed more than 6,300 people in November 2013.

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