182 killed, 153 missing in Philippines storm

182 killed, 153 missing in Philippines storm
December 24 15:09 2017

The death toll from a tropical storm in the southern Philippines has hit 182, with 153 people still missing, police said.

Tropical Storm Tembin has lashed the country’s second largest island of Mindanao, triggering flash floods and mudslides, AFP reports.

Regional officials confirmed more fatalities in three provinces and one city, after rescuers pulled dozens of bodies from a swollen river.

One man was killed by a crocodile while securing his boat as the storm bore down on the western island of Palawan.