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The death toll from Tropical Cyclone Auring (international name: Sonamu) rose to two as of Tuesday morning, the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) said.
In its Tuesday update, the NDRRMC identified the most recent fatality as Nicanor Soprefencia, 44, a resident of Barangay Culandanum in Bataraza town in Palawan.
Soprefencia died due to drowning, the NDRRMC added.
Earlier reported killed in Auring's wake was Pedro Francisco, 35, a resident of Iraan village in Rizal town in Palawan. He was hit by a coconut tree, the NDRRMC said.
At least 12 were also reported injured in Auring's wake, the NDRRMC update said. Tropical Cyclone Auring was the first cyclone to enter the Philippine area of responsibility for 2013. As of 8:00 p.m. Monday, the NDRRMC said the Palawan Circumferential Road (Pangaligan-Tagbita Section) in Rizal town is not passable due to fallen trees and debris from a landslide.
The NDRRMC said Auring affected at least 2,611 families or 10,597 people in 30 villages in 11 towns and two cities in five provinces.
Of these, 284 families or 1,166 people are staying in eight evacuation centers.
At least 63 houses were destroyed while 122 were damaged. - VVP, GMA News