A destroyed house after a tropical depression hit Daet, in Camarines Norte [Robert Balidoy/via Reuters]

The death toll from flash floods and landslides caused by torrential rains due to a tropical depression in the eastern Philippines has jumped to at least 61, with 18 still missing, according to officials.

Fifty of the victims were reported in the eastern region of Bicol, located south of the main island of Luzon, the national disaster risk reduction

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