The death toll from a powerful rainstorm that triggered landslides and flash floods in the eastern Philippines rose to 412, with 177 people still missing, officials said today.
Meanwhile, winds and rain from another approaching typhoon hampered rescue efforts and prompted authorities to raise an alert for the country's already battered eastern provinces.
A government spokesman said police had reported 63 injured and 177 missing.
At least 150 people were killed in Real, a town in Quezon province. Police reported at least 100 dead in Infanta and 114 in nearby General Nakar.
As rescue workers worked to reach survivors on rooftops and dry patches of land, the coast guard prevented ferries, small boats and fishermen from leaving ports after authorities issued a typhoon alert for eastern provinces facing the Pacific Ocean.
Weather forecasters said Typhoon Nanmadol was roaring toward the country with winds up to 150 mph. It was expected to make landfall Thursday or Friday.