More than 5.5 million people affected by Typhoon Nalgae: report


Manila: More than 5.5 million people were affected by Typhoon Nalgae (Paeng) in the Philippines, the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) said on Sunday.

“A total of 1,386,558 families or 5,568,783 people were affected (by the typhoon),” the NDRRMC said, Sputnik news agency reports.

According to preliminary data, 160 people were killed, 146 others were injured and 29 were missing. In addition, the NDRRMC revealed that more than 63,000 houses were damaged as a result of the storm.

Typhoon Nalgae hit the Philippine territory on October 27. It swept through 14 provinces and districts of the country and caused severe flooding and landslides. The storm left the Philippines on October 31.

The Philippines is one of the most disaster-prone countries globally, mainly due to its location on the Pacific Ring of Fire and the Pacific Typhoon Belt. On average, the archipelagic country experiences 20 typhoons a year, some of which are intense and destructive.

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