Tropical storm Megi has already claimed the lives of 172 people and leaves 110 missing as it passes through the Philippines

It has been a week since the tropical storm megi began to affect the Philippines. In this time, the balance is devastating: 172 people have died, 110 have disappeared and almost 400,000 people have been forced to move.

The National Council for Disaster Risk Reduction and Management (NDRRMC) has released the data this Sunday in a report.

In total they are 76 cities and municipalities that are still without electricitywhile three others continue to experience water cuts, as explained by the NDRRMC.

Rescue teams continue searching for missing persons in Baybay and Abuyog, as reported by the Philippine authorities. The storm has also caused damage to homes, crops, livestock and infrastructure worth an estimated 4.5 million euros.

The Philippine archipelago is hit by a average of 20 tropical cyclones each year. The strongest to hit the Philippines was Super Typhoon Haiyan, which killed 6,300 people and displaced more than 4 million in November 2013.

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