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Typhoon Aghon Leaves Six Dead, Thousands Displaced Across the Philippines

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MANILA – The death toll from Typhoon Aghon has risen to six, the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) announced on Thursday.

In a comprehensive situation report, the NDRRMC detailed that the fatalities include five individuals from Calabarzon and one from Northern Mindanao. Four of the victims succumbed to critical injuries caused by fallen trees, while the other two tragically died from asphyxia due to drowning.

The impact of Typhoon Aghon has been widespread and devastating. The storm has affected 16,404 families, translating to 51,848 individuals across 364 barangays in regions including Central Luzon, Calabarzon, Mimaropa, Bicol, Central Visayas, Eastern Visayas, and the National Capital Region.

Amid the chaos, 3,878 families or 14,816 people have found refuge in 185 evacuation centers. Additionally, 1,585 families or 6,409 individuals are receiving assistance outside these centers. The NDRRMC also reported that 22 homes have been damaged, with 18 classified as partially damaged and four declared completely destroyed.

The government has mobilized resources swiftly, providing PHP6.7 million worth of aid to affected families in Calabarzon, Mimaropa, Central Visayas, and Eastern Visayas. This assistance includes accommodation and transportation services, family food packs, food assistance, hygiene kits, hot meals, packed meals, and other essential relief items.

As the nation grapples with the aftermath of Typhoon Aghon, efforts to support affected communities continue, with authorities working tirelessly to validate reports of seven other injured individuals. The NDRRMC’s ongoing response highlights the resilience and solidarity of the Filipino people in the face of natural disasters.