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Death toll in Bohol due to Odette reaches 63 —provincial gov't


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The death toll in Bohol due to Typhoon Odette climbed to 63 by noon of Sunday, the provincial government said.

This number was verified by the Department of Health and local government units, it added.

Bohol Governor Arthur Yap posted on his Facebook page a breakdown of the number of casualties, as follows:

  • Ubay: 12
  • Pres. Carlos P. Garcia: 5
  • Loon: 5
  • Inabanga: 4
  • Catigbian: 4
  • Buenavista: 4
  • Tubigon: 3
  • Alicia: 3
  • Antequera: 3
  • Maribojoc: 2
  • Batuan: 2
  • Getafe: 2
  • Trinidad: 2
  • Calape: 2
  • Jagna: 2
  • Valencia: 2
  • Panglao: 1
  • Pilar: 1
  • Talibon: 1
  • Loboc: 1
  • Candijay: 1
  • Clarin: 1


The fatalities were reported by 33 LGUs, Yap said.

Fifteen LGUS have yet to file a report since communication lines are still down, the provincial government said.

In a SuperRadyo dzBB  interview on Sunday, Anthony Damalerio of the Bohol Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office (PDRRMO) said there were 32,390 families of 59,860 individuals who were in evacuation centers as of 6 p.m. on Saturday. This number is still expected to increase. 

“This is the first time in Bohol’s history to experience a severe typhoon at Signal No. 4 so massive destruction talaga ang nangyari (really happened) sa Bohol,” he added.

The provincial government is appealing for basic necessities such as food and ready-to-eat food. Bohol also needs volunteers to help with the operations, Damalerio said.

Yap also said the province needs donations of at least 300 generator sets (15 hp single phase) which will be used to run the water refilling stations.

 

"We cannot survive the next 2-3 weeks by just waiting for transmission lines to be repaired. This being the case, I am asking for your help to urgently source 15 horsepower single phase generators so we can distribute this to Bohol’s 48 LGUs, for the use of their local water refilling stations. We will be needing at least 200-250 15 hp single phase generators. Supplying the people drinking water is critical and relying on water bottles distribution is merely a stop gap measure which we will not be able to sustain for long," Yap said in a Facebook post on Sunday. —KG, GMA News

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