14 killed in floods and landslides in SE Philippines – NDRRMC

MANILA, Philippines – the number of people killed by floods and landslides brought by the unending rains in southeastern part of the country has risen to 14 on Tuesday, March 22, with two others still remain missing.

The latest bulletin from the National Disaster Risk Reduction Management Council (NDRRMC) said that eight persons were killed by floods and landslides in Tacloban City; two in Sierra Leones, Bohol; two in Surigao de Norte; and one each in Palo and Cananga towns in Leyte.

The bulletin also said that the number of families affected by floods and landslides have also rose to 47,912 or about 241,776 persons from 527 villages in Bohol, the provinces of Samar and Leyte, Surigao del Sur, Misamis Oriental, Lanao del Norte and South Cotabato.

Floodings and landslides in those provinces have also resulted to the partial or total destruction of 213 houses and rendered several roads and bridges impassable, the NDRRMC bulletin said.

The NDRRMC bulletin has placed damages to infrastructure were placed at P4 million while P7.51 million worth of agricultural products were lost from floods and landslides brought buy continuous rains in the region.

But the bulletin added that the Eastern Visayas region is now experiencing a fair weather and several roads and bridges in Southern Leyte have already been opened to traffic. Anthony Vargas

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