Typhoon fatalities hit 300 in Philippines

The death toll from Typhoon Rai in the Philippines (locally called Odette) has surpassed 300, according to the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC).

Earlier, Agence France-Presse, citing police, reported 208 deaths. In turn, the Philippine authorities announced the death of 156 people. According to their data, 275 people were injured, another 37 people are considered missing.

“On Friday, the day before Christmas, NDRRMC reported that the number of victims of the typhoon reached 326. 661 residents were injured, 58 are reported missing,” the agency said in a statement to CNN Philippines.

Typhoon Rai, one of the deadliest in the country’s recent history, reached the coast of the Philippines on December 16, causing the threat of landslides and flooding. Over 300 thousand people were evacuated. The typhoon was accompanied by a strong wind.

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