'Paeng' leaves 112 dead, 103 hurt, 34 missing

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Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, November 1) — The reported fatalities in the aftermath of Severe Tropical Storm Paeng climbed to 112, national disaster management officials said Tuesday.

As of 6 p.m., data from the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) showed that 82 of these deaths have been confirmed, including two in the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (BARMM) and one in Soccsksargen.

This brings the validated death toll in BARMM to 61 and Soccsksargen to 3, while that of Western Visayas stands at 18.

The 30 other persons reportedly killed were from the following regions: 12 in Calabarzon, five in Eastern Visayas, four in Zamboanga Peninsula, four in Western Visayas, two in Mimaropa, and one each in the Bicol region, Central Visayas, and the Cordillera Administrative Region.

The number of individuals reportedly injured during the storm's onslaught has risen to 103, with 65 confirmed.

There were also reports of 34 missing people, 24 of whom were found. More than half of them, or 17, were from BARMM.

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As of the latest count, the NDRRMC said a total of 751,800 families nationwide, or 2.49 million people, were affected by the disaster.

The hardest-hit region in terms of the number of affected families is Western Visayas at over 217,000, followed by BARMM at around 211,000, and Region 3 at nearly 70,000.

In the agriculture sector, the NDRRMC estimates over ₱1.3-billion worth of crops were destroyed. On Monday afternoon, the Department of Agriculture released its own data listing a total value loss of P1.33 billion in the sector.

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The NDRRMC has so far estimated ₱760-million worth of damage to infrastructure. It added that over 7,000 houses were either partially or totally destroyed, with the estimated cost of damage at ₱12.7 million.

The report also showed that 154 cities and municipalities still experienced power interruption as of Tuesday evening, while water supply in 12 areas remained intermittent. Communication lines have yet to be restored in 41 local government units.

Paeng exited the Philippine Area of Responsibility on Monday noon, hours after Queenie, another weather disturbance, entered the country's weather monitoring area.

Queenie weakened into a remnant low on Tuesday afternoon but it is seen to still bring rains over Caraga and Davao Oriental.