Typhoon death toll now at 322, hundreds more missing – NDRRMC
DEATH toll from Super typhoon Pablo breaches the 300 mark on Thursday with still hundreds more remain missing in Mindanao, the area hardest hit by the weather disturbance, government disaster reports said.
Latest report released by the National Disaster Risk Reduction Management Council (NDRRMC) Thursday placed the number of typhoon fatalities to 322 with 401 injured and 378 still missing.
The NDRRMC reports said that bulk of the typhoon casualties came from the Davao region with 298 fatalities, 184 of them from the province of Campostela Valley and 114 from Davao Oriental.
While eight fatalities were recorded in the Northern Mindanao region; seven fatalities each in Caraga and Central Visayas region and two dead in Eastern Visayas region, the Ndrrmc reports said.
The Ndrrmc reports said that a total of 48, 317 families or 229, 734 persons from 433 villages in eight regions in Mindanao and Visayas have been affected by Supertyphoon Pablo.
A total of 38, 304 families or about 181, 619 persons still remain housed in various evacuation centers set-up in Mindanao and Visayas region, the NDRRMC reports said.
The report added that initial cost of damage from the typhoon were placed at P178.34 million bulk of which are from infrastructures and 2,970 houses were either partially or totally destroyed in Caraga and Northern Mindanao region.
Surigao del Sur province was already placed under state of calamity based on a resolution issued by the local government in the province, the NDRRMC reports said.