NDRRMC records 8 deaths following series of weather disturbances
A three-year-old child and seven others were killed after tropical cyclones “Henry,” “Inday,” and “Josie” battered the country in the past few days, a report of the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management (NDRRMC) showed on Wednesday.
According to the report, the fatalities were from Mountain Province, Negros Oriental, Caloocan City, Baras in Rizal, Antique, and Malabon City.
The victims were identified by the NDRRMC report as:
Luisa Pelew, 54
Angelito Jipulan 43
Renier Mendoza, 32
Jan Darwin Relucio, 11
Jerwin Geul, 13
Andrew Agapito, 3
Rosalie Agapito, 6
Winlito Tercio, 15
The NDRRMC said that the causes of deaths of the eight fatalities were either due to drowning, rockslide or landslide brought by the series of weather disturbances.
Meanwhile, the government disaster council also recorded one injured and one missing at the height of the inclement weather.
The injured individual was identified as Frauline Magwa, 29, while the authorities are still looking for Brix Botiracio, 17.
Report said that Magwa is currently confined at the Bontoc District Hospital in Mountain Province.
The report of the NDRRMC also showed that “79 incidents of land/rock/mudslide, strong winds/tornado, soil erosion, coastal erosion, collapsed structure, maritime incident, drowning and flash flood were recorded.” /jpv
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