Kai-tak storm havocs

Scores of  people have died and 49 others are missing in the Philippines after a tropical storm triggered floods and landslides.

Tropical storm Kai-tak made landfall in the central island of Samar on Saturday. It crossed the archipelago and was heading over the South China Sea on Monday.

Search and rescue operations continue. The most seriously affected area is the island of Biliran, where 6 landslides destroyed homes.

More than 110,000 people have taken refuge in schools and other buildings due to the risk of additional landslides.

The damage to roads and communication infrastructure has left many villages isolated.

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