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Philippines Typhoon Rai: Death toll rises to over 400

  • Sun Online Desk
  • 31st December, 2021 02:09:26 PM
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The Philippine death toll from Typhoon Rai has crossed the 400 mark, the disaster agency said on Friday as officials in some hard-hit provinces appealed for more supplies of food, water and shelter materials about two weeks after the storm struck, Hindustan Times reported.

More than 530,000 houses were damaged, a third of which were totally wrecked, while damage to infrastructure and agriculture was estimated at 23.4 billion pesos ($459 million), Jalad said.

The typhoon affected nearly 4.5 million people, including about 500,000 sheltering in evacuation centres, government data showed. It made landfall as a category 5 typhoon on December 16, and left a trail of destruction in the provinces of Bohol, Cebu, and Surigao del Norte, including the holiday island of Siargao, and the Dinagat Islands.