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MANILA (3rd Update, 6:55 p.m.) -- Typhoon "Pablo" (international name: Bopha) has killed nearly 300 people and left dozens more missing, the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) said Wednesday afternoon.
In its official and latest data, the agency confirmed that 274 people were reported dead while 339 others were injured. Of the total number of fatalities, only 18 have been identified.
About 82 of the fatalities were from Davao Oriental and Compostela Valley, where a mudslide was reported on Tuesday in New Bataan town.
The 33 victims in the said town, who died due to drowning, remain unidentified.
Originally posted by Philippines
It just started raining here in Northern Luzon! So happy because the gardens needed rain real bad all around the mountains.