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Lumala pa: Maring death toll climbs to 40, damage now at P2.17B

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The National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) reported that the death toll due to Severe Tropical Storm Maring is now at 40, while agricultural loss is pegged at P2.17 billion as of Sunday, October 17.

This is P430 million more than the P1.74 billion value which the Department of Agriculture (DA) reported on Saturday.

The agency added that the Ilocos Region was the worst hit area in the Philippines, with damage reported to be at almost P1.4 billion. In terms of infrastructure, topping the list is Ilocos region with P911 million worth of damaged public facilities.

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