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NDRRMC: Death toll from 'Gener' climbs to 8, latest fatality from Bataan
'Gener' leaves many parts of PHL flooded, heads for Batanes. Fishermen remove debris from their sunken fishing boat in Manila Bay after Tropical Storm Gener hit the Philippines on Monday. Heavy rains pounded Metro Manila and nearby provinces, triggering flooding and forcing residents along riverbanks to evacuate to higher grounds. Reuters/Erik De Castro
The death toll from Typhoon Gener (Saola) rose further to eight Tuesday afternoon, the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council said.
In its 1 p.m. update, the NDRRMC also said the fatalities were from Central and Southern Luzon, Western Visayas, and Region 10.
According to the NDRRMC, the latest fatality was Ieyan Hayo, 28, of Barangay Ipan in Mariveles, Bataan. Hayo died from drowning, the NDRRMC said.
The NDRRMC also said Gener affected 44,982 families or 219,015 people in 265 villages in 49 towns and 15 cities in 19 provinces.
Of these, 1,895 families or 8,476 people are being served in 43 evacuation centers.
At least seven roads and 24 bridges were closed. These include:
- 3 bridges in Cagayan and 1 bridge in Isabela
- 1 road in Bataan, 1 road in Zambales
- 1 road in Batangas
- 1 bridge and 1 road in Palawan
- 1 bridge in Aklan
- 1 bridge in Camiguin
- 7 roads in Benguet, 3 roads in Mountain Province, 1 road in Apayao, 1 road in Ifugao
- 2 roads in Malabon City, 6 roads in Valenzuela City
At least 336 houses were destroyed while 827 were damaged.
The NDRRMC reported a power interruption in La Trinidad, Benguet and in some villages in Baguio City. — RSJ, GMA News
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