At least 17 killed, 7 injured by floods in Philippines
More than 523,000 people are affected so far, and a total of 71,400 are currently in evacuation centers.
At least 17 were killed and seven were injured during a flood in the Philippines, reported the country's National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) on Friday.
The report added that two more people went missing and more than 523,000 were affected, and a total of 71,400 are currently in evacuation centers.
Moreover, the NDRRMC revealed that about 530 houses were damaged and 40 cities and municipalities experienced power outages.
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According to the report, electricity has already been restored in 27 cities, while water supply and communication lines have been restored in four cities and municipalities.
Floods have damaged 158 road sections, 42 bridges, and 24 seaports in the Philippines, according to the disaster management agency. As a result, classes were postponed in educational institutions in 488 cities and municipalities, and work was suspended in 110.
During the monsoon season, which lasts from June to December, the Philippines and surrounding areas are hit by dozens of floods, tornadoes, and typhoons.
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