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The death toll from the strongest typhoon in the Philippines in a year has increased further

Rye was the 15th and worst typhoon that hit Southeast Asian countries this year.

The typhoon affected about 4.5 million people, including about 500,000 shelters at shelters. (AFP)

The death toll in the Philippines due to typhoon Rye has exceeded 400. Approximately two weeks after the storm struck, some damaged state officials called for increased supply of food, water and shelter materials.

The reported deaths reached 405, mainly due to drowning, windthrows and landslides, Ricardo Jarad, head of the National Disaster Agency, said at a press conference on Friday.

He said 82 were missing and 1,147 were injured.

More than 530,000 homes were damaged, one-third of them were completely destroyed, and infrastructure and agriculture were estimated to be $ 459 million, according to Jarad.

Government data show that the typhoon affected about 4.5 million people, including about 500,000 shelters at shelters.

It landed as a Category 5 typhoon on 16 December, leaving traces of destruction in the provinces of Bohol, Cebu, Surigao del Norte and the Dinagat Islands, including the holiday island Siargao.

“Large-scale destruction”

In the central Philippine states, disaster and government officials have been working on inadequate relief supplies for thousands of residents who do not yet have electricity and water.

“It seemed to have caused a massive destruction and a bomb was dropped on the northern part of Bohol Island,” said Anthony Damalerio, head of the disaster agency in Bohol.

Bohor, a popular dive spot, has reported 109 deaths and is seeking shelter kits, food and water, Damarerio said.

“Our problem is shelter, people who have lost their roofs, especially the rainy season in the state,” Surigao del Norte Governor Francisco Matugas told the ANC news channel.

Rye was the 15th and worst typhoon that hit Southeast Asian countries this year.

Rye’s Belt of Destruction revives the memory of Typhoon Haiyan, one of the most powerful tropical cyclones ever recorded, which killed 6,300 people in the Philippines in 2013.

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Source: Reuters

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