Manila (Times Of Ocean)- The death toll from Cyclone Agathon in the Philippines has climbed to 43, and seven people remain missing, the government said Wednesday.
Philippines’ National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council told the daily Phil Star that most of the deaths occurred in the Visayas and Davao regions as a result of the tropical depression known internationally as Megi.
Rain, floods, and landslides were caused by the cyclone, which affected people who were evacuated to safer places, and damaged infrastructure on a large scale.
At least eight people were injured during the cyclone.
A total of 16,800 metric tons of agricultural products have also been affected.
Earlier in the day, the cyclone’s bad weather caused flooding in many parts of the country, including in the Bicol and autonomous Bangsamoro regions of Muslim Mindanao.
Police and rescue teams have been deployed to flood-hit areas.
The floods affected more than 95,700 families, displacing thousands of people.