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MANILA, Philippines - The death toll resulting from floods brought by days of torrential rains has climbed to 77, of which 58 died of drowning, said Executive Director Benito Ramos of the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC).
He said the rest of the victims died due to electrocution, landslide, heart attack, and falling tree.
Ramos identified the recent fatalities who all died of drowning as Joey Tolentino, 33, a resident of Pampanga; Lloyd Navarro, 30, of San Fernando City, Pampanga; Jefferey Mercado, 17, of Porac, Pampanga; Eller Terrado, 28, of Arayat, Pampanga; Anthony Ramos, 31, of Olongapo City; Alden Majadas, 17, of Masinloc, Zambales; Rolando Capistrano, 42, of Castillejos, Zambales; Jomar Balaraw, 21, of San Rafael, Bulacan; Theodorico Maruli, 70, of Hermosa, Bataan; Danilo Masangkay, 26, of Orion, Bataan; Edwin Ramos, of Pila, Laguna; and Remy Demit, of Rodriguez, Rizal.
“As of today, we’ve seven persons still missing,” Ramos said.
He added that the number of affected persons were already more than 3 million.