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1 missing in Abra as ‘Rosita’ crosses Luzon

/ 05:25 PM October 30, 2018

BAGUIO CITY – A 58-year-old man has been declared missing after he was last seen crossing a flood control embankment along Binongan River at Lacub town in Abra province as Typhoon “Rosita” crossed Luzon on Tuesday.

Search-and-rescue operations have been undertaken to locate Vidancio “Ben” Vicentio Villaros, according to the Abra disaster risk reduction and management office.

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About 77 families (277 individuals) were evacuated from flood-vulnerable areas in the province. Of these, 63 families (233 individuals) went to relocation centers.

A sinkhole opened up at a portion of the Danglas-Ilocos Norte Road prompting authorities to open only one lane to motorists.

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Maribeth Tulic, a social worker, said in a social media post: “We are gunning for zero casualties as we did during Typhoon Ompong (in September). So far there are no casualties or injured and we are glad that the people heeded our warning.“

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TAGS: Abra, Maribeth Tulic, missing, Search and rescue operations, typhoon Rosita, Vidancio Vicentio Villaros
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