Manila: At least 150 people have died in the severe tropical storm Nalgae that battered the Philippines over the weekend and triggered flash floods and landslides in many parts of the Southeast Asian country, the government said on Thursday.
The National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council said 94 fatalities have been confirmed, while the identities of the other 56 are being verified. Of the 36 reported missing, the agency confirmed 28, while the identities of the other eight are still being verified.
The agency said the tropical storm affected over 3.9 million people, damaged 499 roads and 120 bridges, and caused power outages in many areas.
Nalgae is the 16th tropical cyclone to lash the Philippines this year. It slammed into Catanduanes, an island province in the Bicol region, before dawn Saturday.