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45 die from storm in S Philippine

Updated: 2014-01-21 22:25
( Xinhua)

45 die from storm in S Philippine

A boy rests on a corridor of a school which turned into an evacuation centre for people affected by the heavy flooding brought by tropical depression "Agaton", in Butuan on the southern Philippine island of Mindanao January 21, 2014. [Photo/Agencies]

MANILA - Death toll due to downpour triggered landslides and flooding brought by Tropical Depression "Agaton" in southern Philippines climbed to 45 while eight others were still missing, the Philippine disaster agency said Tuesday.

The number of those injured also rose to 68 and the affected population jumped to almost 174,000 families or more than 830,000 individuals who came from 822 villages in 15 provinces in southern Philippine island of Mindanao, said National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) executive director Eduardo del Rosario.

Of the affected population, around 207,000 people were displaced and sheltered at 569 evacuation centers.

The total cost of damage due to the weather disturbance already reached 383.97 million pesos (8.51 million US dollars).

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