MANILA, (Mabuhay) – The death toll from Tropical Storm Seniang went up further to 65 as of Wednesday morning, the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council said.
In its 8 a.m. update, the NDRRMC also said 41 were reported injured while seven are still missing in the wake of the storm.
One of the most recent fatalities, Jay Dingson, 36, of Binalbagan in Negros Occidental, was reported dead due to electrocution. He was initially reported missing.
The NDRRMC also said Seniang had affected 118,920 families or 553,545 people in Mimaropa, Visayas, Regions 9 to 11, and Caraga.
It said the damage caused by Seniang was estimated at P758,149,795.75, including P685,197,295.75 in agriculture and P72,952,500 in infrastructure.
Some 27 roads and 20 bridges are still not passable. (MNS)