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Scores of people have been killed after a powerful storm swept through the Philippines over the weekend.
The tropical depression, locally named Usman, brought heavy rains on Saturday, causing catastrophic flooding and triggering deadly landslides, the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management agency said Monday.
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In its latest official update, the agency said the death toll had climbed to 75 with a further 12 people injured.
At least 16 others are still missing in the regions of Bicol and Eastern Visayas, officials said.
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The storm affected nearly 190,000 people, officials said, with dozens of areas facing power outages as a result of infrastructure damage. As many as 69 houses were damaged, with 41 of those totally destroyed.
In the aftermath of Usman, several provinces declared a state of calamity, which allows authorities to access emergency funds...
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