Death toll from floods, landslides rises to 60


Posted at Jan 20 2011 01:11 PM | Updated as of Jan 21 2011 01:26 AM

MANILA, Philippines - The death toll brought about by floods and landslides due to weeks of heavy rains has reached 60.

A report from the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) said the last casualty is a fisherman from Santa Elena, Camarines Norte.

There are still 27 reported missing, it said.

The Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) earlier said rainfall will continue to affect the country even until the summer months.

The state weather bureau confirmed the cold weather and rains other parts of the country are experiencing is still part of the La Nina phenomenon that started June of 2010.

Even thought very few tropical storms are expected the next few months, the rain is coming from other weather systems like the tail-end of a cold front.