‘Quinta’ damage: P136M

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WEST VISAYAS—The amount of damage to crops and infrastructure brought by Typhoon “Quinta” in Western Visayas has reached at least P136 million.

The Office of Civil Defense (OCD) in Western Visayas reported that the damage to agriculture reached P63,751,909 and P72,559,000 to infrastructure.

The typhoon, which hit the region on Dec. 26, left 15 dead, including 13 in Iloilo and one each in Aklan and Capiz provinces.

Three persons remained missing as of noon of Jan. 1.

The typhoon is considered as one of the strongest to hit Iloilo, Aklan and Capiz. A state of calamity has been declared in Aklan and Iloilo by their provincial boards.

Eight towns in Aklan and 22 in Iloilo suffered from floods. More than 1,600 houses have been destroyed and more than 3,000 others suffered damages, according to the OCD. Nestor Burgos Jr., Inquirer Visayas

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