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Death toll rises from tropical storm in Philippines

By the CNN Wire Staff
STORY HIGHLIGHTS
  • Thirty-nine people reportedly have died from tropical storm in the Philippines
  • More than 80 remain missing, the country's National Disaster Coordinating Council says
  • Tropical Storm Conson expected to move into southern China

(CNN) -- The death toll from a tropical storm that tore through the Philippines this week rose to 39, officials said.

Along with the rising death toll, the country's National Disaster Coordinating Council said Friday that 84 people were missing.

Tropical Storm Conson that battered the Philippines is expected to move north of the country and into southern China, forecasters said.

Conson, known locally as "Basyang," started as a typhoon before weakening to a tropical storm and making landfall late Tuesday.