Storm Sanba causes serious flood in the Philippines (Photo: AFP/dailymail)

 

Hanoi (VNA) – Storm Sanba, which landed in the Philippines on February 13, killed nine people and forced 21,000 others to evacuate due to floods, local authorities reported on February 14.

According to the local civil defence office, landslides and flash floods brought by the storm struck the main southern island of Mindanao on February 13 and killed eight people and left two missing.

A baby also died on the central island of Leyte after a house was buried by an avalanche.

Sanba was bearing down on the country's western island of Palawan on February 14 afternoon. But it had weakened after crossing the Sulu Sea.

After weakening to a low pressure on February 14, the storm will enter the southeast of the East Sea,about 310km east of the central province of Khanh Hoa’s coast, packing winds of up to 60km per hour.

It is forecast to move westwards with about 15km per hour and continue to weaken.-VNA