Muscat: Around 38,398 people in the Philippines were affected by inclement weather caused by Typhoon Yutu , the country's National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) announced.
The report, which was signed by NDRRMC executive director Ricardo Jalad, said the affected families were from 478 villages. A total of 24, 447 of those affected are being served in 424 evacuation centres.
The NDRRMC also reported that a total of 8,864 families or 32,519 persons were preemptively evacuated.
In Luzon's Mountain Province, 10 bodies were recovered, and 14 people were so far rescued from a two-story building that was buried in a landslide at the height of the typhoon.
Yutu is the 18th typhoon to hit the Philippines this year, having swept across the main island of Luzon with wind speeds of 140 km per hour (87 mph) and gusts of up to 230 kph.
Internationally the typhoon, named Rosita by Philippine authorities, comes just six weeks after super typhoon Mangkhut dumped massive rains on Luzon, triggering landslides that killed more than 70 people.