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NDRRMC: ‘Usman’ death toll rises to 122

/ 06:25 PM January 03, 2019

Government rescue teams conduct rescue missions in the Bicol area in the aftermath of Tropical Depression “Usman.” PHOTO from PHILIPPINE AIR FORCE

MANILA, Philippines — The death toll from the landslides and flooding brought about by Tropical Depression “Usman” has increased to 122, mostly from the Bicol region, the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council said Thursday.

“A total of 122 dead, 28 missing and 60 injured persons were reported in Regions of Mimaropa, Bicol, and Eastern Visayas,” the report said.

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A total of 105 fatalities were recorded from the Bicol region alone.

The fatalities are still subject to validation, the report said.

The heavy rains which triggered flash floods and landslides nearly a week ago also caused an estimated P528 million worth of agricultural damage mostly in the Bicol region and Eastern Visayas.

Around 6,217 families or 30,960 persons remain in evacuation centers. /ee

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