Twenty of the victims were from the worst-hit Bicol region, on the far southern end of Luzon Island. Most died as a result of landslides, drowning, fallen trees or electrocution, according to officials.
Flood waters inundated the homes of about half of Albay province’s half-million residents.
One woman there died after being bitten by a poisonous snake washed into her home by the flooding.
Nock-Ten strengthened from a tropical storm to typhoon force just before making landfall near Baler, along Luzon’s eastern coast.
It then cut a path through the heart of Luzon, then moved over the open waters of the South China Sea on Wednesday.
Typhoon Nock-Ten was predicted to strike southern China, near the island province of Hainan, late in the week.
Typhoon Nock-Ten Track
Satellite Loop Data: CIMSS