Death toll due to LPA in Mindanao rises to 15

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The death toll from the low pressure area (LPA) that induced heavy rains causing landslides and flash floods in Mindanao has risen to 15 while 13 others remain missing, the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) said on Tuesday.

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NDRRMC said that the partial official death toll is now at 15 and broken into the areas of Davao Oriental with seven; Compostella Valley with four; Caraga, three; Province of Dinagat Island, two; and one fatality each in Davao del Norte and Agusan del Norte.

The 15 people died due to landslides and drowning.

NDRRMC added the 13 persons reported missing are in Region 11 with eight; and five in Caraga region. Reported injured were 34 persons.

NDDRMC said that as of 6:00 a.m. Tuesday, some 40,640 families or 199,327 individuals were affected in 192 barangays in 48 municipalities in 10 provinces of Regions 10 (Northern Mindanao), 11 (Davao Region) and Caraga.

The NDRRMC also said 177 passengers and 11 motorbancas were still stranded in Camarines Sur and Cebu ports as of 8:00 p.m. Monday.

It added that 34 roads and 17 bridges were not passable in Regions 11 and Caraga.

NDDRMC also said that a total of 8,284 hectares of agricultural crops were damaged in Davao Oriental while eight bridges and five public infrastructure sustain damages in Compostela Valley and Davao Oriental.

The NDRRMC said the number of houses totally damaged has reached 160 while 146 houses were partially damaged in Regions 10, 11 and Caraga.

The disaster agency reported 10 landslide incidents and five flooding/flashflood incidents in Regions 10, 11 and Caraga. PNA

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