Nine deaths in aftermath of Typhoon Quinta

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Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, October 28) — Nine people were killed in the aftermath of Typhoon Quinta, disaster agency officials said Wednesday.

In its latest situational report, the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council said a total of nine dead, six injured, and two missing persons were reported in Central Luzon, Calabarzon, Mimaropa, and Western and Central Visayas.

Of the dead, seven were from Mimaropa. Four drowned: a mother and her baby in Magsaysay, Occidental Mindoro; a male in Mogpog, Marinduque; and a male in Odiongan, Romblon. The three others were hit by a falling tree: a female from Oriental Mindoro; a male from El Nido, Palawan; and another male from Odiongan, Romblon.

The NDRRMC is validating information on two other deaths in Central Visayas.

The NDRRMC has no breakdown yet on the specific locations and other details of the casualties, the agency's spokesperson Mark Timbal said.

A total of 209,457 residents or 49,557 families from 787 barangays in the said regions were affected by Typhoon Quinta, which is already outside Philippine territory.

Meanwhile, 1,742 passengers and 464 rolling cargoes were reported stranded in the different ports of the five regions as well as Cordillera Administrative Region. More than 90 road sections and 20 bridges were affected by flooding, road slip, landslide, and soil erosion.

Total damage to agriculture and infrastructure was estimated at nearly ₱430 million in Ilocos Region, Central Luzon, Calabarzon, Bicol Region, and Western Visayas.

The Department of Social Welfare and Development has prepared stockpiles and standby funds amounting to ₱890.1 million to be distributed across the affected regions.