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‘Bebeng’ kills 31, destroys P300-M infrastructure, agricultural products By Mario J. Mallari 05/14/2011

Saturday, May 14, 2011

‘Bebeng’ kills 31, destroys P300-M infrastructure, agricultural products

By Mario J. Mallari 05/14/2011

The death toll brought about by tropical storm “Bebeng” has reached 31 while more than P300 million in infrastructures and agricultural products were destroyed and nearly 500,000 people were affected by the havoc in several regions.

Reports from the National Disaster Risk Reduction Management Council (NDRRMC) yesterday showed that Region V or Bicol Region suffered the highest number of fatalities with 24 and 16 came from Camarines Sur; six in Albay, and one each in Catanduanes and Masbate.

Regions III, VII and the National Capital Region (NCR) recorded one fatality each while Region VIII accounted four deaths.

Nine persons were also reported injured while three remained missing.

A total of 84,587 families, composed of 422,456 individuals, were affected by Bebeng which battered six regions with heavy rains and strong winds from Monday to Wednesday when the tropical storm left the country. A total of 66 municipalities and five cities were affected by flooding and landslides..... MORE

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URL: http://www.tribuneonline.org/nation/20110514nat2.html

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