Quinta leaves 20 dead in Visayas

MANILA — At least 20 people died in the aftermath of typhoon Quinta, which also destroyed P224 million worth of property, the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council said on Sunday.

The tropical storm, which came on the heels of super typhoon Pablo, displaced as many as 241, 693 people in Western Visayas.
Executive Director Benito Ramos said that eight people were added to the death toll.

Three other people were injured while the number of missing rose to four.

Quinta affected at least 50,291 families or 241,693 people in 557 villages in 60 towns and eight cities in nine provinces, Ramos said.

Of these, 4,290 families or 23,337 people are staying in 60 evacuation centers, he said.

Damage from Quinta was estimated at P224.9 million, including P78 million in infrastructure and P146 million in agriculture.
Some 2000 bags of food packs were sent to the residents in Visayas and another batch of relief items was to be distributed to evacuation centers.