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Floods kills 6 in Philippines, thousands displaced

Manila: As many as 6 people died and 19 others are missing, after heavy rains and subsequent flooding hit many regions in the Philippines over the weekend, the government said on Monday. In a report, the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) said two died in the Bicol region on the main Luzon […]

Edited By : Mayank Meliwar | Updated: Dec 27, 2022 11:31 IST
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Manila: As many as 6 people died and 19 others are missing, after heavy rains and subsequent flooding hit many regions in the Philippines over the weekend, the government said on Monday.

In a report, the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) said two died in the Bicol region on the main Luzon island, while four died in northern Mindanao in the southern Philippines, as reported by Xinhua news agency.

For the missing people, the agency said 10 were in the Bicol region. Three others were reported injured.

The agency said the flooding affected over 100,000 people in five regions, mainly in the central and southern Philippines.

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“Nearly 45,000 evacuated people spent Christmas holidays in at least 27 government shelters while the rest stayed with relatives,” as reported by raiunXinhua.

The NDRRMC added that almost 50 houses were either totally or partially damaged by heavy rain and flooding. The floods also rendered at least 14 roads impassable.

According to the disaster agency, the flooding affected over 23,700 families involving more than 100,000 individuals.

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First published on: Dec 26, 2022 05:10 PM IST

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