Death toll from rains reaches 95
MANILA, Philippines—The death casualties from last week’s monsoon rains have reached 95 while the total number of affected people rose to almost 4 million.
According to the latest report of the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) Tuesday, a total of 95 people have been confirmed dead, 68 of whom were due to drowning.
Twelve of the deaths were due to landslides, four due to electrocution, three due to a lightning strike, three to heart attack, two to fallen trees, and one was due to a nervous breakdown. Two deaths were still of undetermined causes, the NDRRMC said.
The total number of affected people from the rains and floods was 3,742,674, or 825,018 families, it said.
Pampanga province had the most number of affected people with 937,952, followed by Bulacan with 505,692 and Bataan with 427,929, the NDRRMC said.
The National Capital Region (Metro Manila) recorded 366,669 affected people; Laguna 327,391; Rizal 269,153; Pangasinan 262,882; Cavite 211,929; and Zambales 172,323.
The total cost of damages to infrastructure was P639,128,230 and P1,624,410,815 to agriculture. Total cost of damage by the rains and floods was P2,263,539,045.
As of Tuesday, a total of 41 local government units have declared a state of calamity, including 11 in the NCR.
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