(Manila) The death toll from Hurricane Roy in the Philippines has risen to 208, the National Police said Monday, adding that this powerful natural phenomenon is one of the worst in the country in recent years.
At least 239 people were injured and 52 were missing Roy In the southern and central parts of the archipelago, the National Police added.
More than 300,000 people were evacuated from their homes on Thursday as the hurricane caused landslides in the center of the country.
The Philippine branch of the Red Cross has declared a “complete massacre” in coastal areas.
The storm tore roofs, uprooted trees, tilted poles, demolished wooden houses and flooded villages, reminiscent of a “super typhoon”. Hiyan It hit the archipelago in 2013.
Called Yolanda In the Philippines, Hiyan It was the worst hurricane ever recorded in the country, with more than 7,300 people killed or missing.
One of the worst affected islands Roy Bohole – a primate in the archipelago, especially known for its Dorcians – said at least 74 people had died in what province Governor Arthur Yap said on his Facebook page.
Significant devastation was also reported in the heavily affected islands of Sierra Leone, Dinakat and Mindanao on Thursday, when the typhoon hit the country at a speed of 195 kilometers per hour.
Jeffrey Chrysostomo, the state’s news officer on Sunday, said at least ten people had died in the day.
A distress signal of “SO S” was drawn on a road in the tourist town of General Luna on the island of Siarkov – where surfers and vacationers before Christmas – people struggled to find food and water.
Communication was cut off in many parts of the affected area, making it difficult for rescue workers to assess the extent of the damage.
Water filling stations and ATMs have also been affected due to power outages.
Thousands of Army, Police, Coast Guard and firefighters are involved in the search and rescue operation.
Food, water and medical supplies were transported by Coast Guard vessels. Equipment has also been sent to clean roads blocked by poles and fallen trees.
Roy Especially late in the season. Most tropical cyclones form in the Pacific Ocean between July and October.
Scientists have long warned that the hurricane will intensify as global warming accelerates.
The Philippines, one of the most affected countries by climate change, is hit by nearly 20 tropical cyclones or hurricanes each year, usually destroying crops, homes and infrastructure in already impoverished areas.