Odette death toll hits 28 in Negros Occidental | Inquirer News
Close  

Odette death toll hits 28 in Negros Occidental

By: - Correspondent / @carlagomezINQ
/ 11:23 PM December 18, 2021

Coast Guard in NegOcc to impose heightened alert during holiday season

BACOLOD CITY, Negros Occidental, Philippines — The death toll from Typhoon Odette in Negros Occidental reached 28 on Saturday, according to authorities.

ADVERTISEMENT

Of the total deaths, 13 were in Sipalay City where at least 50 other residents were also missing, according to Zeaphard Gerhart Caelian, head of the Provincial Disaster Management Program Division.

Ten of the individuals drowned in flood and two others were hit by falling trees and another died of hypothermia, he added.

FEATURED STORIES

Sipalay has been difficult to reach since the onslaught of Odette on Thursday due to damaged roads blocked by fallen trees and electric posts.

According to Provincial Administrator Rayfrando Diaz, the city needs food, water, hygiene kits, and generators since it was still without power and communication has been difficult.

The other deaths caused by Odette were in six in Kabankalan City, three in Moises Padilla, 3, and one each in Binalbagan, Ilog, Isabela, and Manapla towns as well as in the cities of La Carlota and San Carlos.

Among the fatalities in Moises Padilla was five-year-old Clareiz Solteda, who was pinned under a piece of wood when the typhoon blew her house away, on Friday.

Rogelio Gloriba, 70, was killed after he was pinned down by a fallen cotton tree.

Jose Ariel Valenzuela , 57, was found hanging from a tree with his neck caught between branches.

ATM

Subscribe to our daily newsletter

By providing an email address. I agree to the Terms of Use and acknowledge that I have read the Privacy Policy.

Read Next
Don't miss out on the latest news and information.

Subscribe to INQUIRER PLUS to get access to The Philippine Daily Inquirer & other 70+ titles, share up to 5 gadgets, listen to the news, download as early as 4am & share articles on social media. Call 896 6000.

TAGS: Philippine weather, Typhoon Odette, Typhoon Odette deaths in Negros Occidental, Typhoon Rai
For feedback, complaints, or inquiries, contact us.

Subscribe to our daily newsletter

By providing an email address. I agree to the Terms of Use and
acknowledge that I have read the Privacy Policy.



© Copyright 1997-2022 INQUIRER.net | All Rights Reserved

We use cookies to ensure you get the best experience on our website. By continuing, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. To find out more, please click this link.