Storm in the Philippines: Nalgi (Paeng) death toll rises to 98, according to the disaster agency

Philippine President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. is scheduled to fly over the flooded areas on Monday to inspect the damage after Nalgae Tropical Storm It crossed the Southeast Asian country over the weekend, killing at least 98 people.

More than half of the deaths were recorded in the southern Bangsamoro Autonomous Region, mostly due to rain-triggered landslides. disaster agency said.

About 63 people were missing, while 69 people were injured, the agency said.

A bulletin said the Bangsamoro region had killed 53 people, while 22 were still missing.

Damage to infrastructure due to torrential rains and strong winds was estimated at 758 million pesos (about $13 million), while losses in agriculture were estimated at more than 435 million pesos.

On Monday, Marcos is scheduled to conduct aerial inspections of submerged villages in Cavite province, near the capital, Manila. The leader expressed shock at the number of deaths, particularly in Maguindanao province in Bangsamoro.

Nalji, who has made landfall five times, is expected to leave the Philippines later on Monday and head south. China.

The Philippines experiences an average of 20 typhoons annually, with frequent landslides and floods attributed in part to the increasing intensity of tropical cyclones.

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