Manila, Aug 25 (EFE).- At least three people have died and four others have been injured during the passage of tropical storm Ma On over the Philippines, official sources reported Thursday.
Ma On made landfall in the country on Tuesday with torrential rains and strong winds of up to 180 kilometers per hour.
According to data from the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC), the three dead are all men, aged between 26-70 years.
Two of the men succumbed to injuries from falling of trees in the Cagayan and Kalinga regions, while the third drowned in Camarines Sur province.
The powerful storm, known in the Philippines as Florita, which left the country on Wednesday and is now heading to Hong Kong, has also left at least four injured, including three men and one woman, NDRRMC said.
Heavy rains and strong winds, reaching 180 kilometers per hour, affected nearly 12,000 families and more than 47,000 people, and forced the evacuation of some 10,355 individuals, while authorities recorded at least 61 storm-related incidents.
Ma On affected nearly 12,000 families and more than 47,000 people, and caused the evacuation of some 10,355 individuals, while the authorities recorded at least 61 storm-related incidents.
President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. decided Tuesday to suspend work at government offices and classes in hundreds of cities across the country, just one day after the schools reopened its doors after more than two years following the Covid-19 pandemic.
The passage of Florita through the Philippines led to flooding and landslides in several areas, leaving a trail of destruction that resulted in material damage to infrastructure, including bridges and power supply lines.
According to the NDRRMC, the authorities have allocated more than 4.8 million Philippine pesos (about $133,667) so far to assist those affected by the natural disaster. EFE