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Number of deaths increased after typhoon Yutu in Philippines

Earlier this week, 15 people were found dead after typhoon Yutu in Philippines. Most the people were taken by clay and mud.

Out of the 15, 14 people died in landslides in the mountain province and in the provinces Banaue, Ifugao and Kalinga, while one person drowned in the province of Abra, according to the report of the National Disaster Management Authority.

In the town of Natonin in a mountain area in the northern part of the Cordillera region, three buildings were collapsed off a slope. There is still no record of how many people were in the buildings during the incident. It is, however, suspected that around 30 people may have applied for refuge in one of the buildings.

Yutu hit the Philippines on Tuesday morning local time with wind power indicating hurricane category 1, with winds up to 64 meters per second. The heavy storm was weaker than the typhoon that hit the country last month, when about 100 people died.

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