MANILA, Philippines—The number of confirmed deaths due to the onslaught of Severe Tropical Storm Maring has reached 19.
According to the latest situational report of the National Disaster Risk Reduction Management Council (NDRRMC) on Thursday (October 14), there are a total of 30 reported deaths with 11 still being validated. Out of the 19 confirmed, 14 were from Ilocos Sur, 4 were from Palawan, and one was from Pangasinan.
Flooding caused a majority of the fatalities from the weather disturbance.
Nine deaths in Benguet, which include five minors, are still being validated. This was after several landslide incidents were reported in the area.
The number of missing individuals is at 13, with one still undergoing validation. Among the 13 missing, 5 are from Palawan, 3 from La Union, 3 from Ilocos Sur, 1 from Ilocos Norte, and 1 from Pangasinan.
A total of 46 roads and 14 bridges in Regions 1, 2, MIMAROPA, and CAR remain impassable
Meanwhile, cost of damage to agriculture in Regions 1, 2, 6 MIMAROPA, and CAR is estimated at P1 billion
Maring exited the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR) on Tuesday, October 12. AAC