Death toll from ‘Agaton’ reaches 172

The number of reported deaths due to Typhoon Agaton has reached 172, the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) said Sunday, April 17.

According to the latest NDRRMC data, at least 583,994 families and 2,419 barangays from Regions 5, 6, 7, 8, 10, 11, 12, Caraga, and the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao have been affected.

A total 16 individuals were reported injured and a total of 220 missing.


The National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) reported on Saturday that the death toll from Typhoon Agaton is now at 167.

Of the casualtiess, 151 of the deaths were recorded in the Samar and Leyte provinces in Eastern Visayas, 11 from Western Visayas, three from the Davao region, and two from Central Visayas, the NDRRMC said.

The NDRRMC also reported that 110 individuals were reported missing – 104 from Eastern Visayas, five from Western Visayas and one was from the Davao region; while 562,548 families or 1.9 million individuals have been displaced.


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The Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) saidsaid “Agaton” may further weaken by Wednesday.

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