2 dead, 4 missing in Bicol region due to floods — OCD
MANILA, Philippines — Two people died while four others were reported missing in the Bicol Region following the floods caused by the tail end of a frontal system, the Office of Civil Defense (OCD) Region 5 reported.
In its report dated Jan. 2, the OCD said a three-year-old child was reported to have drowned after the boat he was riding capsized in Canaman, Camarines Sur.
The accident happened on Dec. 30, but the young boy’s body was only found on Jan. 1, the report said.
The other fatality was a 28-year-old man who was “washed away” by floods and later on found dead in Pilar, Sorsogon.
Both are for verification by the Department of the Interior and Local Government’s Management of the Dead and Missing Persons (MDM) Cluster, the OCD noted.
Three individuals were also reported missing in Camarines Sur and one in Sorsogon.
The OCD said 40 families or 138 persons were displaced and forced to stay in evacuation centers due to the weather disturbance.
On Sunday, the weather bureau said the Bicol Region will continue to experience rains due to the tail end of a frontal system and easterlies.
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