4 Dead, 5 Missing After Philippine Cyclone

UNITED NEWS INTERNATIONAL (UNI) — Tropical Depression Maring has left at least four people dead and several others missing after dumping heavy rain on the Philippines.

Maring hit land on Tuesday morning, Sept. 12, and tracked over Luzon, dumping more than 50 centimeters of rain across some parts of the island.

The heavy rain triggered a landslide in Taytay, Rizal province, that killed two brothers, and a collapsed concrete wall in Lucena City left a baby girl dead as well.

The Associated Press also reported a 12-year-old girl drowned in a river in Pasay.

At least five people are still missing.

The extreme weather forced officials to cancel school, close government offices and cancel or divert more than 20 flights.

Weather experts expect the more powerful Typhoon Talim, also known as Lannie, to pass by the country, but it could bring more rain and flooding as it does.