Manila – Typhoon “Ursula” died at 28, with two injured and 12 others missing, the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) reported Friday.
In its 6 a.m. update, the agency said the fatalities were from Regions VI, VII, and VIII.
NDRRMC spokesman Mark Cashean Timbal said four were reported dead in Capiz; two in Aklan, 13 in Iloilo; one in Cebu; one in Southern Leyte; two in Leyte; one at Biliran; three in Eastern Samar and one in Western Samar.
The two injured were in Iloilo, while missing persons were reported in Capiz (2), Iloilo (6), and Eastern Samar (4).
Timbal said all of the casualties were still undergoing verification but the common causes of death included drowning, trauma from a fallen lip, and electrocution.
Meanwhile, the number of affected families by midnight on Friday was placed at 44,792 families or the equivalent of 185,168 people living in 584 villages in Regions V, VI, VII, VIII and Caraga.
Hurricane “Ursula” no longer causes heavy rains in any part of the country but the northeast monsoon and tail end of a cold front will bring rain in some areas.
Ursula is expected to exit the Philippine Area of Responsibility on Saturday morning December 28th.