14 dead from 'Basyang,' authorities say

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  • Heavy rains brought on by Tropical Storm 'Basyang' caused flooding in several parts of the country.

Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, February 14) — At least 14 people died from floods and landslides triggered by Tropical Depression "Basyang," authorities said.

Most of the casualties were from the Surigao provinces.

Five residents in the towns of Placer, Alegria, and Malimono in Surigao del Norte died of drowning, or were buried alive in landslides, the Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction Management Office said.

Five others died from landslide and mudflow in Carrascal, Surigao del Sur.

A two-month-old baby died from landslide in Albuera, Leyte, according to the police.

Meanwhile, three bodies were recovered in Barangay Can-abong, Borongan City in Eastern Samar Wednesday morning.

Borongan City City disaster management officials said the victims may have died of drowning from floods.

Basyang continues to bring rains in several parts of the country, forcing flight cancellations and class suspensions.

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