May 14, 2021

Those killed by Typhoon Phanfone in the Philippines rise to 41



Philippine authorities raised the deaths caused by typhoon Phanfone on Sunday that caused havoc in the central area of ​​the archipelago, mainly between last Tuesday and Friday.

In its latest report, the National Center for Disaster Reduction (NDRRMC), which said the typhoon is already outside the archipelago, reported that there are also 28 injured and 12 missing.

Most of the dead occurred on the islands of Panay and Samar, in the Visayas region, although the typhoon also caused heavy rains and floods on its path to the northwest of the archipelago.

Phanfone, locally baptized as Ursula, destroyed boats, houses and caused floods, affecting 1.6 million people, of which more than 97,000 are in temporary shelters.

The damages amount to more than 1,074 million pesos ($ 21.13 million), with more than 265,000 homes, 372 schools and 29 health centers affected, as well as 52 roads and two bridges.

The Philippines receives between 15 and 20 typhoons every year during the rainy season, which begins around the months of May and June and usually ends between November and December.

In November 2013, Sui typhoon Haiyan caused more than 6,300 deaths, a thousand missing and 14 million victims with sustained winds of 235 kilometers per hour that caused a tsunami that swept kilometers of coastline.

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