Egypt expressed its sincere condolences to the friendly Republic of the Philippines over the floods and landslides caused by a storm that hit many parts of the country, resulting in dozens of casualties and injuries.
The government and people of Egypt also offer their sincere condolences to the families of the victims, wishing a speedy recovery to all the injured, and stressing that it stands by the Philippines in this painful circumstance.
At least 42 people were killed in the central and southern Philippines, where Tropical Storm Megi caused floods and landslides, according to the latest toll announced on Tuesday by the authorities, which suspended the search for missing persons in the evening.
Due to of the mud and rain, rescuers spent the day searching, sometimes with their bare hands, for survivors in mountain villages engulfed in mud.
Local official Marisa Miguel Cano confirmed that searches for missing persons in the vicinity of the hardest-hit Baybay district in the southern province of Leyte concluded early as it was “too dangerous” to follow them in the dark.
Only a few visible surfaces remain from the neighbouring village of Bunga — above the mud that gushed down from a hill planted with coconut trees— and at least seven of its residents perished and twenty others have gone missing.