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'Karding' death toll hits 12; 52 injured

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'Karding' death toll hits 12; 52 injured
Residents push a tricycle loaded with their belongings along a flooded highway while evacuating from their submerged homes in the aftermath of Super Typhoon Noru in San Ildefonso, Bulacan province on September 26, 2022.
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MANILA, Philippines — The number of reported deaths due to Typhoon Karding (Noru) rose to 12, while 52 people were injured, the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council reported.

In its latest situation report on Friday, NDRRMC said it has so far confirmed two deaths and is validating reports of ten others killed. Six individuals remained missing.

Over 245,000 families or 911,404 individuals in Cordillera Administrative Region, Ilocos region, Cagayan Valley, Central Luzon, Calabarzon, Mimaropa, and Bicol Region were affected by the strongest typhoon to hit the Philippines this year.

A total of 921 families remained inside evacuation centers, while 8,951 households stayed in the homes of their relatives and friends.

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According to the disaster agency, 56,916 damaged houses were reported in Ilocos region, CAR, Cagayan Valley, Central Luzon, and Calabarzon.

Karding, which unleashed heavy rains and strong winds, also damaged crops in the main island of Luzon.

Over 104,000 farmers and fisherfolk from Luzon were affected by the typhoon. Of those, 92% were from the heavily agricultural region of Central Luzon.

The agricultural damage from Karding has ballooned to P3.053 billion, with the volume of production loss pegged at 159,867.35 metric tons. — Gaea Katreena Cabico

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