Over 200 dead or missing after storm swamps the Philippines

It's the latest storm to strike the disaster-prone archipelago nation.

Since making landfall Friday morning in Davao Oriental province on Mindanao island, Tropical Storm Tembin, known locally as Vinta, has triggered flash floods and landslides that have swept away homes and people.

Office of Civil Defense Spokesperson Romina Marasigan said in a press briefing Saturday that 123 people were killed, with an additional 160 missing and 14 injured, many of whom are from the provinces of Lanao del Norte, Zamboanga del Sur and Zamboanga del Norte.

So far, the storm has hit 389 villages across five regions in the Philippines, mostly in Mindanao, according to Harold Clavite, director-general of the country's information agency.

More than 68,000 people are at 227 evacuation centers.

It's the latest storm to strike the archipelago nation situated on the Pacific typhoon belt, making it one of the most disaster-prone countries in the world.