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Typhoon Conson death toll rises to 38 in Philippines

07-16-2010 11:09 BJT

MANILA, July 16 (Xinhua) -- The death toll from Typhoon Conson has risen to 38 in the Philippines, local media said on Friday.

Citing reports from the National Disaster Coordinating Council (NDCC), ABS-CBN News said the fatalities were recorded in various parts of Northern Philippines, the region hit most when Conson struck the country on Wednesday.

Some 47 people, mostly fishermen, are still missing, raising fear that the death toll could rise further, NDCC said.

ABS-CBN News added that more than 100,000 families have been displaced while property loss was estimated at 147.5 million pesos (3.18 million U.S. dollars).

Editor:Jin Lin |Source: Xinhua

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