The death toll from the strongest cyclone to buffet the Philippines in years has risen to at least eleven, including a mother and her two children whose house was crushed by a falling tree.
Super Typhoon Megi lashed the northern Philippines on Monday, initially leaving three dead as it moved westward across mountains into the South China Sea.
A regional disaster agency director, Eugene Cabrera, said today that four more people were killed in Pangasinan province north of Manila.
They include a mother and her 4-year-old daughter and 2-year-old son who were pinned to death when a tree collapsed on their house. Another man was killed by lighthing in the same province.
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