Deadly Flooding Displaces Thousands in Northern Philippines

Ongoing flooding and landslides had killed at least six people and displaced thousands of people across the Filipino province of Cagayan as of Saturday, November 9, according to the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office (NDRRMC).

Two boys, aged 10 and 14, were among the dead, the agency said.

The flooding was sparked by Severe Tropical Storm Quiel, known internationally as Nakri, which strengthened to a typhoon on Friday afternoon, the Inquirer reported.

At least 21,000 people were affected by the storm, and than 2,800 were sheltering in evacuation shelters, the NDRRMC said.

As of Saturday morning, 16 houses had reportedly been “swept away” by floodwaters, prompting rescue operations Reports said 155 barangays, or villages, across 14 towns were inundated with water. This video, shared on Friday, shows vehicles navigating flooded streets in Cagayan. Credit: Genesis Navarro via Storyful