The death toll from Typhoon Rai in the Philippine has risen to 208, according to police
Philippine, (PNB NEWS). The death toll in the Philippines as a result of typhoon Rai has risen to 208, police said on Monday. Over 50 people are still missing as search and rescue activities continue in the wake of one of the world’s deadliest typhoons. Police reported a far greater death toll than the National Disaster Management Agency, which reported 58 dead. The disaster is centered in Visayas’ central region, which covers the province of Bohol.
More than half of the deaths reported by the police were deaths in central Visayas and Bohol province. This week, Bohol’s governor claimed that 74 people had died in his territory. with reference to reports confirmed by the Ministry of Health and local authorities, he confirmed the death toll. In the Philippines, Rai has displaced more than half a million people. Philippine President Duterte has promised to release 2 billion pesos ($40 million) to typhoon-ravaged provinces.
In November 2020, Typhoon Vamco had claimed as many as 30 lives with 50 others missing in the Capital city of Manila and its surroundings. About 14 people were missing when the Vamco, the 21st typhoon swept through the Luzon region.