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4, including 2 kids, killed by fallen coconut trees in Palawan during Typhoon Odette —local exec

Four people, including two minors, in a village in Roxas, Palawan lost their lives from the Typhoon Odette (international name: Rai) aftermath, a local government official said Monday.

Interviewed over Super Radyo dzBB, Roxas, Palawan Councilor Pedy Sabando said four people were killed in Barangay Tinitian, citing initial reports from local officials.

Palawan is also among the hardest-hit by Odette after the typhoon made its ninth landfall in the province Friday night.

"May ilang patay, partikular sa Barangay Tinitian, may apat na patay pero patuloy po ang assessment pa sa barangay," said Sabando, adding they are still gathering more data from other 29 barangays in their municipality.

(There are four deaths particularly in Barangay Tinitian. We are still assessing this data.)

Sabando also said of the four fatalities, two were children, who were struck by coconut trees.

"Initial pa lang ho ito sa isang barangay. Ang dalawa, bata, nalaglagan ng puno ng niyog. (This is only an initial data from one village. The two deaths were children hit by fallen coconut trees)," he said.

Sabando was not able to give more details regarding the two other fatalities.

Asked about the damage in infrastructure, Sabando said 90% to 95% of the municipal hall was damaged.

He also shared that the Palawan government already declared a state of calamity and that P12 million emergency funds were allocated for distribution of relief goods for calamity-stricken constituents.

Over 1.8 million were affected by the typhoon that mostly devastated areas in Visayas and Mindanao, according to the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC).

According to the Philippine National Police, the country's death toll from Typhoon Odette was at 211 while 239 individuals were hurt and 52 were missing.—AOL, GMA News