Super Typhoon Roy’s death toll rises in Philippines


MANILA – The death toll from a powerful hurricane that hit the Philippines last week continues to rise, with rescue troops reaching more disaster areas and now nearly 100 people are believed to have been killed, officials said Sunday.

More than half of all Super Typhoon Rail deaths so far have been in the province of Bohol Island in the central Visayas region, a popular tourist destination for diving spots and coral reefs.

Bohol Governor Arthur Yap is believed to have killed 63 people in the hurricane province as of noon Sunday, which was calculated based on field reports from community leaders.

“It is very clear that the damage caused by Bohol is enormous and all-encompassing,” he said. Yap said. He said aerial surveillance on a military aircraft saw widespread destruction of coastal communities.

The National Disaster Agency of the Philippines, which often takes time to confirm deaths reported by authorities across the country, reported 31 deaths from the hurricane on Sunday, according to Mr. Does not reflect the figures provided by Yap.

The central province of Cebu and the town of Cagayan de Oro on the island of Mindanao are also one of the worst-affected areas, and just beyond Mindanao, authorities sought help on the island of Sierra Leone, a popular surfing destination.

The hurricane made landfall on the island on Thursday, at a speed of 168 miles per hour, tearing west across the country. Roy was classified as a super typhoon after landfall, comparable to a Type 5 hurricane in the United States.

Sierrakov was cut off until Sunday. Newsboards on social media are filled with the names of people who have not yet been counted.

Hurricane Ode, under the Philippines’ unique nomenclature, was the 15th hurricane to hit the country this year. It caused heavy rainfall over large areas, and large parts of the central and southern Philippines were damaged, with many waterways overflowing their banks.

Senator Richard Gordon, president of the Philippine Red Cross, said Roy was one of the biggest storms to hit the Philippines, with an average of 20 hurricanes a year.

“Red Cross emergency teams report complete massacres along the coast. Homes, hospitals, schools and community buildings are torn down, ”he said in a statement. “Our volunteers are providing emergency relief to people who have lost everything, including food, water, first aid, medical care and shelter in a safe place.”

The most powerful storm ever recorded in the Philippines was Super Typhoon Haiyan, which killed about 6,500 people and caused widespread devastation in 2013.

The International Committee of the Red Cross and the Federation of Red Cross Societies have launched an emergency appeal for nearly $ 22 million to fund relief and rescue efforts for about 400,000 people in the Philippines affected by the Royal.

In Bohol, Mr said provincial workers were working overtime to restore electricity and telecommunications, and that many residents did not have access to clean drinking water. Yap said.

He said a Philippine naval vessel would be dispatched from Manila on Monday with emergency assistance for Bohol, but cited the need for generators to operate water filling stations across the island, and he appealed for additional assistance from the national government.


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