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Typhoon Rammasun toll in Philippines rises to 64

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Manila, July 18 (IANS) The number of people killed by typhoon Rammasun in the Philippines has risen to 64 while five persons are missing, the state disaster agency said Friday.

Forty three of those who died came from Calabarzon region, two from the National Capital Region, four from Central Luzon, five from Mimaropa Region, four from the Bicol Region, one from Western Visayas and five from Eastern Visayas, Alexander Pama, executive director of the National Disaster Risk Reduction and

Management Council, said.

At least 103 people were also reported injured due to the typhoon.

The total damage to infrastructure and agriculture was estimated at 5.68 billion pesos ($130.45 million).

Power blackouts are still there in some parts of the provinces of Batangas, Bulacan, Cavite, Laguna, Pampanga, Rizal, Quezon, all in northern Philippines, and Metro Manila.

Typhoon Rammasun made landfall in the eastern province of Albay Tuesday night, packing sustained winds of 140 km per hour.

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