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NDRRMC verifying reports of ‘Nina’ casualties

/ 02:20 PM December 27, 2016

The National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) said it was still verifying the number of casualties from Typhoon “Nina” (international name: Nock-Ten).

NDRRMC’s Mina Marasigan said on Tuesday that it was still checking reports of six or seven fatalities from the onslaught of the typhoon.

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She explained that the verification must undergo a strict process.

“Based sa naranasan nung mga nakalipas minsan nadodoble ang bilang ng tao. May experience tayo na may naitala na namatay sa bagyo yun pala sa gunshot wound,” Marasigan said.

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“Meron tayong proseso na pinagdadaanan para masiguraong tama….Yung mga pamilya silang namatayan ay maaring magkakaroon sila ng financial assistance,” she added.

A separate report from the NDRRMC said that 25,959 families or 111,634 persons were affected by the typhoon in the regions of Calabarzon, Mimaropa, Bicol and Eastern Visayas.

A total of 13 road sections and three bridges were still not passable in Cagayan, Mimaropa, Bicol and Eastern Visayas due to the typhoon.

Two mercy flights also flew to Bicol on Tuesday to bring food packs and relief items, Marasigan said. RAM/rga

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