"at Least 68 people have been killed in the storm that swept across the Philippines at the weekend."
"the Storm caused landslides and heavy flooding and at least 17 persons still missing. Over 40 000 people have been forced to leave their homes."
"I'm afraid the death toll will rise further then there are many areas left to search through," says Claudio Ycot, civilförsvarets head in Bicolregionen."
"Because the storm had not been enough high winds and graded it as a tropical cyclone, which may have led to people not taking it seriously enough, according to the authorities."
"the Storm has ruined the rice and majsskördar, and several roads and bridges are impassable. Even if the storm dragged on, heavy rain is still heavily in certain areas, which complicates the rescue effort."
"the Philippines is hit each year by a variety of typhoons and storms, which often have a fatal outcome."