1 killed, 8,000 flee from floods in Davao del Norte



Thousands of villagers are forced to leave their homes following a severe flooding that hit several areas in Davao City on Sunday. DENNIS JAY SANTOS/INQUIRER MINDANAO

TAGUM CITY, Davao del Norte, Philippines — One person was killed and over 8,000 people have fled their homes due to flooding in Davao del Norte on Sunday, officials said.

Sixty-three year old Ramon Ampong was found dead after he was swept away while he was crossing the swollen Saug River in Sonlon village, Asuncion town, early on Sunday, Romulo Tagalo, Davao del Norte assistant administrator, said.

The number of families evacuated to safe ground in Davao del Norte has risen to 1,662 or at least 8,139 persons as disaster rescue units continued to reach flooded areas in the towns of Asuncion, Kapalong, Sto. Tomas and Braulio Dujali, Tagalo said.

One house was also damaged by flood waters in Magatos village, in Asuncion, said the official.

Originally posted at 04:57 pm | Sunday, January 20, 2013

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  • wawa2172

    Kalooy man sa mga taga Davao baha na pod. Well, the wrath of nature seems to be a regular occurrence in Davao nowadays. What could be done is something that is too difficult to answer. Even those places not normally visited by typhoon is no longer safe. Somehow Marawi City is the safest place as far as typhoon is concern but if you visit the palace just pray that you can go home safe and alive.  

  • Lumad01

    Go Go Go mining,GoGo Go logging sa ikaka unlad ng bayan,DENR approve more permits for the benefit of mindanao people.

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