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Deadly landslide claims 126


This aerial photo taken on December 29, 2018 and released on January 6, 2019 by the Presidential Photographers Division shows damage from landslides due to heavy rain caused by tropical storm Usman in Camarines Sur province. -AFP/ Rey Baniquet/Presidential Photographers Division

This aerial photo taken on December 29, 2018 and released on January 6, 2019 by the Presidential Photographers Division shows damage from landslides due to heavy rain caused by tropical storm Usman in Camarines Sur province. -AFP/ Rey Baniquet/Presidential Photographers Division

MANILA: The death toll from a storm that devastated the Philippines shortly after Christmas rose to 126, authorities have announced, adding landslides caused by torrential rain were the top cause.

The storm hit central and eastern Philippine islands on Dec 29 and caused massive flooding and landslides.

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