Death Toll Reaches 26 from Typhoon Vamco In Philippines


In the Philippines, the death toll reaches 26 from Typhoon Vamco. 14 people are missing and 25 injured after the storm brought the worst floods in the years in Manila and nearby provinces. Southeast nation pummeled by the sixth storm in five weeks, adding more pain to the devasted community.


According to official sources, more than two lakh people had been evacuated from vulnerable coastal and low-lying areas. Many electricity poles were toppled, power lines were knocked down and power transformers were damaged. 1.9 million households were without power in Manila and nearby provinces.


Philippines Coast Guard had deployed at least 20, rescue teams, with search and rescue equipment in the capital and nearby provinces, as residents shared videos and photographs of the devastation on social media.