21 killed in floods, landslides in Visayas, Mindanao

Twenty-one persons have been killed in floods and landslides in the Visayas and Mindanao owing to bad weather, the Philippines’ disaster relief agency said.

Most of the fatalities were reported in Compostela Valley, Davao Oriental, and the Caraga Region, the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRMMC) said.

As of Tuesday night, ten people remain missing while 36 others have been injured, the agency said.

The low pressure area has caused rains, floods, and landslides, affecting at least 55,296 families, disaster relief officials said.

Among the hardest hit were Davao Oriental and Butuan City which were already placed under state of calamity.

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