Storm Mega, the strongest since the beginning of this year, hit the Philippines and caused massive loss of life, according to AFP.
At the height of the storm, landslides and floods began on the archipelago. The total number of victims has reached 58, Kommersant reports. The elements hit the central province of Leyte the hardest.
"According to local authorities, at least 47 people were killed in Leyte, 27 were missing, and more than 100 were injured", - the report said.