Philippines : Storm Kompasu leaves 30 dead, 13 missing Oct 15, 2021 0 0 12345 dpa ManilaThirty people were killed in landslides and flash floods caused by storm Kompasu in the Philippines, the national disaster agency said Thursday, with 13 people also reported missing.The northern province of Ilocos Sur reported the most number of fatalities at 14, most of whom drowned in flash floods. Three people were missing in the province.In the province of Benguet, nine people, including five children, were killed in separate landslides that buried their houses, while one was still missing, the agency said.A 25-year-old woman died from electrocution in the province of Pangasinan, while six drowned in floods in the provinces of Cagayan and Palawan.Nine people were missing from floods in Pangasinan, Palawan and the province of La union, the agency added.Kompasu battered the northern Philippines for days starting last weekend, bringing heavy rains and strong winds. More than 14,900 people were displaced, while 325 houses were damaged in the affected areas.Damage to agriculture and infrastructure was estimated at more than 1.15 billion pesos (23 million dollars), the disaster agency said.Kompasu exited the Philippines on Wednesday, and slammed into China and Vietnam. It has weakened, and was packing maximum stained winds of up 56 kilometres per hour (kph) and gusts of up to 72 kph, according to Weather Underground.The Philippine archipelago is hit by an average of 20 tropical cyclones every year. Pages 12 RELATED ARTICLES 6 killed in violence at Beirut protest over port blast probe Oct 15, 2021 0 0 Duterte’s idea of giving vaccine jabs to sleeping Filipinos a ‘joke’ Oct 15, 2021 0 0 Indonesian tourist islands re-open to visitors from 19 countries Oct 15, 2021 0 0 Half a tonne of drugs from Afghanistan origin seized in Tajikistan Dushanbe: In one of the largest finds of drugs of Afghan origin in five years, police in the Central Asian republic of Tajikistan have seized around 500 kilogrammes of narcotics. The drugs, including heroin, opium and .. Two Iranians die after consuming sanitizer in Sri Lankan prison Colombo: Two Iranian nationals who consumed sanitizer liquid died of poisoning inside a high security prison in Sri Lanka on Thursday, an official said. Ten others have been hospitalized after consuming the same liquid .. Death toll from Israeli strikes in Syria rises to nine Beirut: The death toll from an Israeli airstrike in central Syria has risen to nine people, a war monitor reported on Thursday. Nine pro-Iran militiamen were killed in the overnight bombardment .. Thai to permit vaccinated travellers from 5 countries dpa Bangkok The Thai authorities confirmed plans to permit fully-vaccinated travellers from five countries to enter Thailand without having to go into quarantine as of November 1. Tourists from China, the US, Britain, ..