'Glenda' death toll now at 89
MANILA (UPDATE) - The death toll from typhoon "Glenda" has risen to 89, the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) said on Saturday.
In its latest report, the NDRRMC said one more were confirmed dead in Pampanga, three in Bataan, two in Quezon, six in Laguna, and two in Batangas.
Sixty-two of the fatalities were from the Calabarzon region, which was badly hit by the typhoon.
The NDRRMC said at least 308 people were injured in the onslaught of Glenda.
Seven others from Quezon, Batangas, Marinduque and Northern Samar, meanwhile, remain missing.
The typhoon affected 330,433 families or more than 1.6 million individuals. Of these, 97,055 families are still staying in evacuation centers, the NDRRMC said.
At least 17 roads and 3 bridges remain impassable.
Over 111,000 houses were damaged, with 27,874 totally wiped out.
The cost of damage to infrastructure is estimated at over P1 billion and to agriculture over P6.3 billion.