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‘Usman’ death toll rises to 45 in Bicol region

/ 05:41 PM December 30, 2018

MANILA, Philippines — The fatalities due to landslides and flooding triggered by the heavy downpour of Tropical Depression “Usman” rose to 45 in the Bicol region on Sunday.

As of 5 p.m., the Bicol region police have recorded 16 deaths in Camarines Sur, the highest among the Bicol provinces.

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Thirteen were also reported dead in Albay, seven in Masbate, six in Sorsogon, and three in Camarines Norte.

Eleven people are still missing, including seven victims of a landslide last Saturday in Tiwi town, Albay, police said.Another 11 were also injured due to landslides and flooding.

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Search and retrieval operations are still ongoing to find the missing persons, according to Chief Inspector Malu Calubaquib, spokeswoman of the Bicol Region police. /ee

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