Paeng death toll climbs to 154 — NDRRMC
MANILA, Philippines — The number of reported deaths caused by Tropical Storm Paeng (international name: Nalgae) has risen to 154, the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) said in its latest situational report Friday morning.
The NDRRMC said that 101 deaths are confirmed while 53 are still for validation.
Most of the deaths were reported in the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (63) due to flash floods and landslides in Maguindanao del Norte.
Western Visayas and Calabarzon have reported 33 deaths each.
The following regions also reported fatalities: Eastern Visayas (5), Zamboanga Peninsula (4), Soccsksargen (4), Mimaropa (3), Cagayan Valley (2), Central Luzon (2), Bicol region (2), Central Visayas (2) and Cordillera Administrative Region (1).
A total of 128 individuals were reported injured and 35 others missing.
Damage to the agriculture sector was pegged at P2.7 billion, while damage to infrastructure was estimated at P2.9 billion.
President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. on Wednesday placed Calabarzon (Cavite, Laguna, Batangas, Rizal, Quezon), Bicol region, Western Visayas, and the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao under a state of calamity.
Responding to appeals for help, the Inquirer is extending its relief efforts to the families affected by Typhoon Paeng. Cash donations may be deposited in the Inquirer Foundation Corp. Banco De Oro (BDO) Current Account No.: 007960018860 and through Maya