Death toll from 'Ofel' rises to 27

ABS-CBN News

Posted at Oct 28 2012 01:25 PM | Updated as of Oct 29 2012 04:00 PM

MANILA, Philippines – The death toll from tropical storm “Ofel” has risen to 27, the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) said on Sunday.

In its latest report, NDRRMC said eight fatalities were recorded from Region 4-A, nine were from Region 4-B, four from Regions 5 and 7, five from Region 12 and one from Region 8.

A total of 19 people were also injured, while nine people remain missing.

At least 14,667 families or 70,616 individuals were affected by tropical storm “Ofel.”

The NDRRMC said the damage to infrastructure is at P50.7 million while around P4.6 million worth of crops were destroyed.

As of Sunday morning, at least 603 houses were damaged, 78 of which were totally damaged while 525 were partially damaged.

Meanwhile, the provinces of Lobo, Batangas; Oriental Mindoro; Buug, Zamboanga Sibugay; and Imelda, Zamboanga Sibugay remain under a state of calamity as damage and casualties continue to increase.