Fri. May 27th, 2022

At least 75 people have reportedly been killed in the strongest typhoon to hit the Philippines this 2021,with the largest number of killed reported from the island province of Bohol.

(Photo Courtesy: MSN)

Bohol Governor Arthur Yap said on his official Facebook page that mayors in the island reported at least at total of 49 dead from their respective towns.

Bohol is part of the eight provinces left without electricity after Odette slashed through the Visayas and Mindanao, according to the Department of Energy.

President Rodrigo Duterte has a set a visit to the towns affected by Odette.

“I’m flying tomorrow to the area, also maybe I would hit Leyte, Surigao and if there is time [in] Bohol and the day after I will try to visit Cebu then to the eastern side of the islands,” Duterte said in a press briefing.

As of Saturday, the Department of Social Welfare and Development said there was an estimated 400,000 individuals or about 120,000 families from Regions 5, 6, 8, 10, 11, Mimaropa, and Caraga affected by the typhoon.

Over 77,000 families or around 280,000 individuals are still in various evacuation centers.

Local government units of Mimaropa and Caraga have poured in more than P1.5 million worth of aid to their affected constituents.

DSWD field offices are also rendering disaster response operations 24/7.

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