Typhoon Quinta death toll now at 16 — NDRRMC

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Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, October 29) — The death toll in the aftermath of Typhoon Quinta is now at 16 people, disaster agency officials reported Thursday.

The latest report added to the previous nine deaths in Calabarzon, Mimaropa, Bicol Region, Western and Central Visayas, based on data from the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC).

Twenty-two others were injured, while four remain missing.

Of the 16 deaths, seven were from Mimaropa. Four of them drowned: a mother and her baby in Magsaysay, Occidental Mindoro; a male in Mogpog, Marinduque; and a male in Odiongan, Romblon. Three others were hit by a falling tree: a female from Puerto Galera, Oriental Mindoro; a male from El Nido, Palawan; and a male from Torrijos, Marinduque. Two others from Central Visayas also drowned: A female from Canaway, Negros Oriental and a male from Bindoy, Negros Oriental.

From Calabarzon, two females died after they were hit by a falling tree: One from San Pablo City, Laguna and one from Munting Ilog, Quezon.

Five deaths were also recorded in the Bicol Region. Two males drowned in Bacacay Albay, while authorities are still determining the cause of death of three other males in Gigmoto, Catanduanes.

A total of 242,220 residents or 57,742 families from 1,008 barangays in Central Luzon, Calabarzon, Mimaropa, Western and Eastern Visayas were affected by Typhoon Quinta, which is already outside Philippine territory.

Of the total affected, 65,579 persons or 16,830 families sought refuge in evacuation centers.

Cost of damage to agriculture and infrastructure has also risen to ₱737.1 million, with Calabarzon bearing the highest cost worth ₱593.1 million.

Typhoon Quinta partially destroyed 27,213 houses while 2,315 others were totally damaged. At least 330 passengers remain stranded in the different ports of Calabarzon, Mimaropa, Bicol Region, Western and Eastern Visayas.

Typhoon Quinta, the 17th tropical cyclone for 2020, left Philippine territory on Tuesday.