April 16, 2014
CAUAYAN, Philippines (AP) - The death toll from the strongest
cyclone to buffet the Philippines in years has risen to at least
seven, 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
Tuesday 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.