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NDRRMC: 'Juaning' death toll rises to 41

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The death toll from Tropical Storm Juaning (Nock-Ten) rose to 41 while the damage to infrastructure in the Bicol Region alone breached the P1-billion mark, the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council said Friday.

In its 6 a.m. update, the NDRRMC said the fatalities included 28 from the Bicol Region and one from Nueva Ecija province in Central Luzon.

The recent fatalities included:

Julius Miranda Ariola, 23, Science City of Muñoz, Nueva Ecija (hit by fallen tree)
Lourdes Cañeta, 40, Malinao, Albay
Salvacion Nebreja, 56, Camalig, Albay (hit by fallen tree)
Jessica Abinal, 13, Inapatan, Camarines Sur (drowning)
Domingo Lomitao, 45, Bato, Camarines Sur (drowning)
Armando Molto, 28, Tinambak, Camarines Sur (heart attack)
Alvin Chavez, 2, Guindahap Monreal, Masbate (drowning)
Aljun Chavez, 3, Guindahap Monreal, Masbate (drowning)

At least 40 were injured while 24 remained missing, 23 of the missing from the Bicol area. Among the recent missing were:

Edwin Lostrillo, 30, Bato, Camarines Sur
Gil Veras, Bato, Camarines Sur

On the other hand, at least 58 people were rescued. Of these, Emer Abas, 27; Elmer Balmaceda, 34; and Salvador Dunganan Jr., 23, of Rapu-Rapu, Albay were recovered alive in Northern Samar.

Three more survivors, - Jericho Aseron, Moymoy Vega and Speed Soreta of Vinzons, Camarines Norte - were reported missing but returned home Thursday.

The NDRRMC said Juaning affected at least 158,144 families or 790,601 people in 531 villages in 74 towns and 12 cities in 16 provinces.

Of these, 17,990 families or 79,099 people are being served in 180 evacuation centers.

Damage to agriculture, infrastructure

Damage to agriculture was initially estimated at P110.913 million, while damage to infrastructure in Bicol alone was estimated at P1,021,927,899.66.

At least 16 houses were destroyed while 317 were damaged.

Roads, bridges

As of 6 p.m. Thursday, Tanqui Bridge in San Fernando By-pass Road in La Union remained impassable due to damaged slab.

Some eight road sections in Central Luzon and Bicol also remained impassable due to floodwaters, landslides, washed–out abutment and collapsed pavement, the NDRRMC said. — RSJ, GMA News




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