‘Vinta’ death toll climbs to 200 | Inquirer News
Close  

‘Vinta’ death toll climbs to 200

/ 09:43 AM December 24, 2017

Deaths from typhoon “Vinta” have reached 200, as rains dumped in Mindanao, the country’s second-largest island, swept out homes and triggered landslides.

Reports from police said the number of deaths increased to 200 by Saturday evening as rescuers retrieved more bodies of missing persons.

ADVERTISEMENT

In Zamboanga Peninsula, floods killed 47 people based on a regional police report, while 72 more were reported missing.

Police in Northern Mindanao said 135 people were killed in Bukidnon, Lanao del Norte, Misamis Occidental, and Iligan, as 72 people were also believed to be missing.

FEATURED STORIES

ARMM assemblyman Zia Alonto Adiong, meanwhile, said that 18 people were reported dead due to floods and landslides in Lanao del Sur.

Vinta is expected to exit the Philippine area of responsibility (PAR) this Sunday morning.

READ: ‘Vinta’ strengthens into typhoon as it moves to leave PH on Christmas eve

/kga

Click here for more weather related news.

Read Next
Don't miss out on the latest news and information.

Subscribe to INQUIRER PLUS to get access to The Philippine Daily Inquirer & other 70+ titles, share up to 5 gadgets, listen to the news, download as early as 4am & share articles on social media. Call 896 6000.

TAGS: Death Toll, Pagasa, Vinta, Weather
For feedback, complaints, or inquiries, contact us.


© Copyright 1997-2021 INQUIRER.net | All Rights Reserved

We use cookies to ensure you get the best experience on our website. By continuing, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. To find out more, please click this link.