Death toll in Philippines by typhoon Vamco rose again

The number of deaths caused by typhoon Vamco in the Philippines rose to 67 on Sunday. Yesterday, the death toll was 53. Twelve people are still missing after floods and landslides on the main island of Luzon, according to the local authorities.

The tropical storm led Wednesday and Thursday to the worst flooding around the capital Manila in years. More than a million people in Luzon were without electricity and 400,000 had to leave their homes.

The typhoon has now weakened and reached Vietnam. Five people were injured there and buildings were damaged. Nearly 650,000 people from the coastal provinces have taken refuge in higher areas.

Over the past six weeks, Vietnam has been suffering from multiple storms, causing floods and landslides. At least 159 people died and 70 Vietnamese were missing.