Typhoon Kompasu hit the Philippines

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The Philippines
Flood, Typhoon

At least nine people have been killed in the northern and western Philippines and 16 others are missing due to floods and landslides caused by heavy rain from Typhoon Kompasu, the national disaster agency has said.

The National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) reported on Tuesday that four people were killed following a landslide in Benguet province, one person drowned in the northern province of Cagayan and four were swept away in a flash flood in Palawan province.

At least 16 people were missing in three provinces, local media reported, citing the NDRRMC. At least two others were injured.

Local media reported more than 2,000 people evacuated their homes in several towns and cities flooded and battered by pounding rains and wind that toppled trees and knocked down power