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    Rescue workers evacuate flood-affected residents in Davao on the southern Philippine island of Mindanao early on December 23, 2017, after Tropical Storm Tembin dumped torrential rains across the island. The death toll from the tropical storm that struck the southern Philippines has risen to 30 with five others missing, officials said on December 23

    Philippines' Storm Death Toll Climbs to 182 - Police

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    Saturday morning witnessed a tropical storm in the southern Philippines with a death toll that has climbed to 182, with 153 people reported missing, police said.

    Mindanao, the second largest Philippine island, was hit by tropical Storm Tembin on Friday. The death toll has risen to 182, according to police. 

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

    Tropical storms regularly strike the Philippines: an average of 20 major storms hit the nation annually, many of them deadly. Mindanao, however, home to some 20 million people, is rarely affected.

    In 2013 super typhoon Haiyan killed over 7,000 people, and an estimated 200,000 families lost their homes.


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