Typhoon Bopha costs 342 mln USD in damage to Philippines
MANILA, Dec 11, 2012 (Xinhua via COMTEX) --
Damages to the Philippines brought
by Typhoon Bopha (local name: Pablo) reached 14 billion pesos
(341. 96 million U.S. dollars), the National Disaster Risk
Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) said Wednesday.
The agriculture sector incurred the biggest damage worth 9.5
billion pesos (232.05 million U.S. dollars), followed by
infrastructure at 4.5 billion pesos (109.92 million pesos), the
NDRRMC said that 19 bridges and nine roads in the typhoon-hit
areas were still not passable, while 37 places and six areas were
still experiencing power and water interruptions, respectively.
"Communication was restored in Compostella Valley and only
three areas in Davao Oriental are presently having interrupted
communication," it added.
Death toll due to the weather disturbance stood at 740, while
missing persons remained at 890.
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