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Death toll from Philippines typhoon climbs to 389

The death toll from a powerful typhoon in the Philippines has climbed to 389 on Monday, the country’s National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council said.

The typhoon, locally called Odette and identified as Rai internationally, hit the archipelago nation last week.

The council said 64 people remain missing while 1,146 have been listed as injured, according to daily Phil Star.

It is reportedly the strongest typhoon that hit the Philippines this year.

The typhoon brought disaster in many areas of the country where besides deaths and injuries, roads were broken up, electricity is off after poles were plucked out as the typhoon ravaged through townships.

The officials said electricity was restored in 154 cities and municipalities while only 115 have had telecommunications fully restored.

Philippines military soldiers were dispatched to support search and rescue efforts.

The super typhoon, which reached a speed of 195 kilometers (121 miles) per hour, caused power outages and serious destruction in the southeastern islands.


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