Philippines braces for approaching storm hinh anh 1People in the Philippines evacuate to avoid Storm Molave (Photo: Xinhua/VNA)
Hanoi (VNA) - The death toll from Typhoon Molave has risen to 22 in the Philippines, said the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) on October 30, while another storm is on the way.

The NDRRMC said in an updated report that four were still missing and 39 injured after the typhoon pounded the Philippines from October 25-27.

Typhoon Molave, the 17th tropical cyclone lashed the Philippines this year, displaced over 775,513 people in 2,469 villages in seven regions on the main island of Luzon and the central Philippines, and triggered flooding and landslides.

Meanwhile, PAGASA, the country's weather bureau, announced on the same day that the Philippines is bracing for Typhoon Goni that is forecast to make landfall on the eastern shore of the Luzon island on November 1 night or the next morning. Some of the provinces pummeled by Molave are in its path.

About 20 typhoons and tropical storms batter the Philippines each year.

The country has frequent earthquakes and volcanic eruptions. It is one of the most disaster-prone countries in the world due to its location in the "Pacific Ring of Fire" and Pacific typhoon belt./.