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Year-End Storm in the Philippines Kills More Than 60

Dec 31, 2018 - The New York Times

MANILA — Dozens of people were killed in the eastern Philippines in a weekend storm that set off landslides and flash floods as the country prepared for the New Year, officials said Monday.

The national disaster management agency said the storm, which struck the region of Bicol on Saturday, had left at least 61 dead, while 18 others were missing.

Most of the casualties were due to rain-induced floods and landslides, with many residents choosing to stay home rather than spend the ho...