Typhoon Yutu death toll hits 15 in northern Philippines

At least 15 people lost their lives in northern Philippines following Typhoon Yutu's landfall in the Philippines' north on October 30, authorities announced today.

The deaths were mostly due to landslides caused by heavy rains in the mountainous region of Cordillera in the northern part of the country, said the national disaster risk reduction management council.

Rescuers are still searching for victims and it is feared that dozens are still missing.

Before making landfall in the Philippines, Typhoon Yutu devastated Northern Mariana Islands in the Pacific Ocean. It was declared the strongest storm to hit the US territory, where residents are bracing for months without electricity.