Death toll from LPA-induced rains reaches 11



The death toll from the rains brought by low-pressure areas (LPA) since late July has risen to 11 as of Saturday morning, the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) reported.

In its update posted on its website Saturday, the NDRRMC said the latest fatalities included three people who drowned in Mother Kabuntalan in Maguindanao.

The fatalities in Mother Kabuntalan were identified as Faty Malumpil, Baby Malumpil and Emran Guiamin.

Still missing is Pulina Sumimba, 45, of Gutalac in Zamboanga Del Norte. At least 21 were injured, including nine in Laguna, seven in Sarangani and four in South Cotabato and one in Zamboanga City.

The NDRRMC said at least 100,632 families or 503,122 people were affected by the rains.

It added that 39 houses were destroyed and 147 damaged.

Damage to property was estimated at P1.57 billion. PNA



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