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Glenda death toll now 40

/ 06:21 PM July 17, 2014

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MANILA, Philippines—Few hours after the disaster mitigation council placed Typhoon “Glenda” (international name: Rammsun) death toll to 38, the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) added two more fatalities on the list on Thursday.

Zero visibility along Roxas Bloulevard as strong winds brought by Typhoon Glenda hits Metro Manila. JOAN BONDOC

Romina Marasigan, NDRRMC spokesperson, announced in a press briefing that the previous number of fatalities have increased by two while four persons remain missing and 17 individuals were reported injured.

‎Marasigan said nearly one million individuals, or 882,326 people, were affected by “Glenda.”

The typhoon, which pummeled most parts of Luzon—including Metro Manila—and Visayas, ‎caused provinces to lose more than P1 billion worth of agricultural products.

As for the damage in infrastructures, the latest NDRRMC report said an estimated P49 million-worth of government facilities were affected.

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