Bagyong Pablo death toll hits 647, damage at P7.116 billion

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Bagyong Pablo death toll hits 647, damage at P7.116 billion

Death toll from Tropical Cyclone Pablo (Bopha) continues to climb, reaching 647 as of Monday morning, the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) said.

In its 5 a.m. update, the NDRRMC also said the damage caused by Pablo went further up to P7.116 billion, as damages to infrastructure and agriculture continued to mount.

According to the NDRRMC, 647 had been reported dead as of 5 a.m. Monday, while 1,482 were injured. At least 780 remained missing, while 109 were rescued.

The NDRRMC also said Pablo had affected 487,304 families or 5,412,140 people in 1,928 villages in 249 towns and 38 cities in 30 provinces.

Of these, 29,390 families or 302,586 people are being served in 172 evacuation centers.

Damage was estimated at P7,116,388,040.07, including P3,479,131,300 in infrastructure, P3,618,868,247.07 in agriculture, and P18,388,493 in private properties.

At least 11 bridges and nine roads remained impassable, while 21 cities and towns are experiencing power interruption.

Meanwhile, 50 provinces, towns and cities in Southern Luzon, Central Visayas and Regions 10, 11 and Caraga were under a state of calamity.

Tropical Cyclone Pablo plowed through Mindanao and Visayas last week before reaching the Ilocos area, where it eventually weakened and dissipated.

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