NDRRMC still verifying 123 reported deaths, 160 missing from ‘Vinta’
MANILA (Philippines News Agency) — Casualties caused by “Vinta” are still undergoing verification and validation by the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG).
This was stressed by National Disaster Risk Reduction Management Council (NDRRMC) spokesperson Mina Marasigan in Sunday’s update.
In the said briefing, she mentioned that an initial of 123 persons were killed, 160 missing and 14 injured were reported by NDRRMC field offices.
Majority of the deaths, which are still being verified by the DILG, is attributable to landslides and flooding spawned by “Vinta”.
Casualties are high in Lanao Del Norte, Lanao Del Sur and Zamboanga Del Norte.
Aid and other necessities are now being prepared by the government, she added.
As of this time, 13,491 families were evacuated in Regions 4-B, 7, 9, 10, II, ARMM and the CARAGA. (PNA)