Hopes are fading for dozens of gold miners who are missing after a landslide hit a mountain slope as Super Typhoon Mangkhut battered the Philippines.
A desperate rescue mission was launched after the landslide destroyed the miners' bunkhouses at a hillside camp in the town of Itogon, but there were fears no-one would be found alive.
At least seven bodies have been recovered and about 40 people were still believed to be trapped by the disaster which brought 200mph winds and torrential rain.
Mangkhut killed at least 65 people in the Philippines after making landfall on Saturday as the world's strongest storm of 2018.
The Category 5 storm triggered dozens of landslides, brought down trees and power lines, tore apart homes and flooded villages before moving on towards Hong Kong and southern China.
About a quarter of the estimated 4.2 million people affected by Saturday's storm in the Philippines live in poverty, and the United Nations estimated about 1.4 million farmers and 100,000 fishermen were hit by the typhoon, Reuters reported.
Its 200mph winds were stronger than those of Hurricane Florence, which has killed at least 17 people after slamming into the US East Coast.
Known as Typhoon Ompong locally, Mangkhut was the 15th storm to hit the Philippines this year.
Philippine authorities had said they were better prepared than in 2013, when Typhoon Haiyan devastated central areas of the country and killed 6,300 people.
Meanwhile, Mangkhut was downgraded to a tropical storm after wreaking havoc in Hong Kong and southern China on Sunday.
Four people were killed in Guangdong, China's most populous province of over 100 million residents.
As many as 2.45 million people had been relocated, as China's Meteorological Administration called it the "King of Storms".
Flood warnings had been issued for 38 rivers in the neighbouring region of Guangxi.
Parts of Hong Kong and the gambling mecca of Macau were severely flooded.
Mangkhut - one of the 10 biggest storms to hit China in almost 60 years - was forecast the storm to hit the regions of Guizhou, Chongqing and Yunnan on Monday.