NDRRMC says death toll from ‘Rolly’ climbs to 16

November 2, 2020 - 4:45 PM
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A house stands amidst debris after Typhoon Goni swept through Daraga, Albay province, Philippines, November 2, 2020, in this photo obtained from social media. (David Lee/via Reuters)

MANILA — The Philippines‘ disaster agency said on Monday the death toll from Super Typhoon Rolly (International name: Goni), the world’s strongest typhoon this year, had climbed to 16.

“Rolly'” powerful winds and heavy rains causing flooding had left 10 dead in Albay province and another six in Catanduanes, both south of the main island of Luzon, home to half of the country’s 108 million population, the agency said in a statement.

READ: #NasaanAngCatanduanes: Calls for help for Catanduanes dominate social media amid lack of reports in ‘Rolly’-hit area

Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte would the hardest hit areas, Senator Christoher Go, his top aide, told a briefing.

Duterte and Go are currently Guinobatan, Albay to check the damage of Rolly.

—Reporting by Neil Jerome Morales Editing by Ed Davies