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‘Agaton’ death toll swells to 224 — NDRRMC

/ 11:18 AM April 21, 2022
SEARCH CONTINUES A soldier and his dog on April 18 search through the rubble hoping to find residents who went missing after a landslide hit Barangay Kantagnos in Baybay City on April 10. —PHOTO COURTESY OF PHILIPPINE ARMY 802ND INFANTRY BRIGADE

SEARCH CONTINUES –  A soldier and his dog search through the rubble on April 18, 2022 in search of residents who went missing after a landslide inundated Barangay Kantagnos in Baybay City which was whipped by Tropical Storm Agaton on April 10, 2022. (PHOTO COURTESY OF PHILIPPINE ARMY 802ND INFANTRY BRIGADE)

MANILA, Philippines — The number of deaths caused by Tropical Storm Agaton rose to to 224 as of Thursday morning.

Based on the latest situational report of the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC), 202 of the reported deaths were from Eastern Visayas, 17 from Western Visayas, three from the Davao region, and two from Central Visayas.

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Meanwhile, 147 individuals remain missing while eight others were reported injured after “Agaton” whipped parts of the Visayas and Mindanao and triggered floods and massive landslides.

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

BURIED VILLAGE An aerial shot taken last week shows the extent of the landslide that hit Barangay Kantagnos in Baybay, Leyte.  (AFP)

“Agaton” has displaced 599,956 families or 2,081,011 individuals in 2,421 barangays, the NDRRMC added.

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A total of 109,518 survivors are still sheltered in 447 evacuation centers.

On Wednesday, the Department of Agriculture pegged the damage to the agriculture sector at  P2.3 billion.

agaton damage capiz

The municipality of of Panay, shown here, and all other municipalities and the capital Roxas City in Capiz province experienced the worst flooding in recent memory due to heavy and continuous rains dumped by Tropical Storm Agaton last April 10, 2022. (PHOTO COURTESY OF THE OFFICE OF CIVIL DEFENSE WESTERN VISAYAS)

The Department of Public Works and Highways, meanwhile, reported that damage to infrastructure has reached P1.45 billion.

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