Philippine cyclone leaves at least 22 dead

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At least 22 people have died due to landslides and flooding triggered by a tropical cyclone that brought heavy rains to central Philippines.

A disaster agency spokesperson said the people, including a three-year-old boy, were reported dead as of this morning after a tropical cyclone barrelled through the eastern Visayas and Bicol regions yesterday.

Local media have reported dozens missing or trapped by the landslides.

Roughly 20 tropical cyclones hit the Philippines every year.

-Noah Harte