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PICTURES: Death toll climbs as tropical storm crashes into Philippines

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The death toll from a tropical storm in the southern Philippines hit 182 early Sunday, with 153 people still missing, police said.

Tropical Storm Tembin has lashed the country’s second largest island of Mindanao since Friday, triggering flash floods and mudslides.

Regional officials confirmed more fatalities in three provinces and one city, after rescuers pulled dozens of bodies from a swollen river.

One man was killed by a crocodile while securing his boat as the storm bore down on the western island of Palawan, police said.

Residents are seen on the top of a partially submerged vehicle along a flooded road in Cagayan de Oro city in the Philippines December 22, 2017. (Reuters)
Residents are seen on the top of a partially submerged vehicle along a flooded road in Cagayan de Oro city in the Philippines December 22, 2017. (Reuters)
Villagers wade through a flooded street in Borongan on eastern Samar in the Philippines. (AFP)
Villagers wade through a flooded street in Borongan on eastern Samar in the Philippines. (AFP)
A woman stands with her baby in front of damaged houses and fallen trees in Barangay San Mateo Borongan in eastern Samar. (AFP)
A woman stands with her baby in front of damaged houses and fallen trees in Barangay San Mateo Borongan in eastern Samar. (AFP)
A policeman carries a young girl as he wades through a flooded street in Cagayan City. (AFP)
A policeman carries a young girl as he wades through a flooded street in Cagayan City. (AFP)
Rescue workers evacuate flood-affected residents in Davao on the southern Philippine island of Mindanao early on December 23, 2017, after Tropical Storm Tembin dumped torrential rains across the island. (AFP)
Rescue workers evacuate flood-affected residents in Davao on the southern Philippine island of Mindanao early on December 23, 2017, after Tropical Storm Tembin dumped torrential rains across the island. (AFP)