Death toll in Philippines storm nears 100, half a million families affected

Death toll in Philippines storm nears 100, half a million families affected

The death toll from the severe tropical storm Pang (Nalge) in the Philippines has risen to 98. According to Philippines media reports, the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council said that 58 of the people who died from Pang have been confirmed, while 40 are being confirmed. 69 people were injured and 63 others are missing.


According to the report, the storm affected 1,812,740 people or 575,728 families in 31,942 villages in 17 areas, including Metro Manila. The storm has caused damage to 1.8 million Filipinos. There has been a loss of 285.28 million in agricultural lands. Mimaropa, Bicol, Western Visayas, Zamboanga, South Cotabato, Sultan Kudrat, Sarangani, General Santos City, etc. have been affected by the storm. The Agriculture Department said that 8,608 farmers and fishermen have been affected. These include rice, maize, high-value crops, fisheries, etc.


About 113,408 hectares of the agricultural area have been affected, while the loss of production has been 11,761 metric tonnes. The agriculture department said seeds of rice, maize, and mixed vegetables would be distributed to the affected farmers, while fingerlings and other assistance would be provided to fishermen affected by fisheries and aquatic resources.