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‘Agaton’ death toll climbs to 167 — NDRRMC

/ 09:26 AM April 16, 2022
The total number of deaths in Eastern Visayas due to tropical cyclone “Agaton” has reached 113, the regional police confirmed on Thursday.

RISING TOLL –  Rescue workers on Wednesday carry body bags containing the retrieved remains of victims of a landslide that slammed a village inBaybay, Leyte, days after heavy rains inundated the town at the height of Tropical Depression “Agaton” (international name: Megi).  (AFP)

MANILA, Philippines — The death toll from Tropical Storm Agaton has climbed to 167, the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) reported on Saturday.

According to the latest situational report from NDRRMC, 151 of the deaths were recorded in the Samar and Leyte provinces in Eastern Visayas, 11 from Western Visayas, three from the Davao region, and two from Central Visayas.

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Meanwhile, 110 individuals were reported missing – 104 from Eastern Visayas, five from Western Visayas and one was from the Davao region.

Aerial view of flooded Sigma town in Capitz

Sigma town in Capiz remained flooded three days after Typhoon Agaton triggered what residents said was  the worst flooding in the province. (Photo courtesy of the Office of Civil Defense – Western Visayas)

Eight individuals have been reported injured, according to NDRRMC.

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The NDRRMC added that 562,548 families or 1.9 million individuals have been displaced by the erstwhile tropical storm.

A total of 209,162 individuals are sheltered in 959 evacuation centers.

An aerial shot taken on Wednesday shows the reach of the landslide that hit Kantagnos in Baybay, Leyte

An aerial shot taken on Wednesday shows the reach of the landslide that hit Kantagnos in Baybay, Leyte.  (AFP)

After ravaging parts of the Visayas and Mindanao, “Agaton” weakened into a low pressure area on Tuesday and completely dissipated on Wednesday.

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