(File photo courtesy of Quezon provincial government)

MANILA – The number of houses damaged by Super Typhoon Karding has climbed to 99,852 in five regions, the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) reported Thursday.

In its latest situation report, the agency said these houses are located in the regions of Ilocos, Cagayan Valley, Central Luzon, Calabarzon, and Cordillera.

Classified as damaged are 85,825 houses and categorized as destroyed are 14,027.

Meanwhile, the number of families affected by Karding has climbed to 364,741, equivalent to 1,380,974 individuals, residing in 1,984 barangays in the Ilocos region, Cagayan Valley, Central Luzon, Calabarzon, Mimaropa, Bicol, Cordillera, and the National Capital Region.

As of this posting, only 419 families or 1,684 persons are sheltering in 19 evacuation centers. The rest have returned home or are being assisted by families and friends.

The typhoon's casualty count stands at 12 dead, five missing, and 68 injured.

Nine of the fatalities have been confirmed – five in Central Luzon and four in Calabarzon. Still undergoing validation are three deaths in Central Luzon long and five missing persons in Bicol.

Confirmed injured are 66, all in Central Luzon, while two in Calabarzon are undergoing validation. (PNA)