• Typhoon deaths climb to 54

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    THE death toll from Typhoon Glenda on Friday climbed to 54, with three people missing and 100 injured, according to the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC).

    Damage to agricultural crops and infrastructure stood at P5.4 billion, the NDRRMC said.

    Calabarzon (Cavite, Laguna, Batangas, Rizal, Quezon) had the biggest number of fatalities with 36. Region IV-B had 5; Region III and IV, 4 each; Region VIII and National Capital Region (Metro Manila), 2 each; and Region VI, 1.

    Damage to rice, corn, high-value crops, livestock and agricultural facilities was initially placed at P4,529,620,307.42, and P892,011,600 to infrastructure.

    Four provinces in Region V (Camarines Sur, Camarines Norte, Masbate and Albay), four in Region IV-A (Cavite, Batangas, Rizal and Quezon) and 65 municipalities in Regions III, IV-A, IV-B, V, VIII and Metro Manila experienced power interruptions.

    Nineteen roads and three bridges are still closed because of storm damage and flooding, the NDRRMC said.

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