Typhoon Rammasun death toll rises to 54 in Philippines

Typhoon Rammasun death toll rises to 54 in Philippines

MANILA, July 18 (Xinhua) -- The death toll from Typhoon Rammasun in the Philippines has climbed to 54, with another 100 injured and three still missing, the state disaster relief agency said Friday.

A total of 26,259 houses were damaged in the northern part of the country. Four provinces reported power interruption since July 15. Metro Manila suffered rotating power cut due to inefficient supply.

Damages to infrastructures in the affected regions were estimated at 892 million pesos (20.5 million U.S. dollars), while cost of damages for agriculture came to 4.52 billion pesos (101 million U.S. dollars), the agency said.

Typhoon Rammasun made landfall in the eastern province of Albay on Tuesday night, packing maximum sustained winds of 140 kilometers per hour (kph) and gustiness of up to 170 kph.