Tropical storm death toll reaches 26

[caption id="attachment_232763" align="aligncenter" width="630"] Children make their way past damaged houses and trees in Barangay San Mateo Borongan, eastern Samar, after Tropical Storm Kai-Tak devastated the area
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Thousands displaced and many missing in Philippines disaster

Landslides triggered by Tropical Storm Kai-Tak have killed 26 people and 23 more are missing in the eastern Philippines, authorities said yesterday. The deaths were reported in the small island province of Biliran, a day after the storm pounded the east of the archipelago.