UPDATED MANILA, Philippines — Six fishermen in the Bicol region went missing after Typhoon Karding (international name: Noru) ravaged Luzon, the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) reported on Monday afternoon.
The NDRRMC spokesperson Raffy Alejandro noted that the matter is still subject to validation.
“We’re still verifying a report from Camarines Norte, Region 5 wherein they reported six missing fishermen,” Alejandro said in a press briefing.
Early Monday, five local rescuers, who were reported missing, died in Bulacan due to drowning.
Alejandro condoled the bereaved families of the rescuers.
Meanwhile, there are 78,907 individuals or almost 20,380 families who were evacuated.
The evacuees are from the regions of Ilocos, Cagayan Valley, Central Luzon, Calabarzon (Cavite, Laguna, Batangas, Rizal, Quezon), Mimaropa (Mindoro, Marinduque, Romblon, Palawan), Bicol, Metro Manila, and the Cordillera Administrative Region.
Six municipalities — two in Quezon province and four in Camarines Norte — experienced power interruptions amid the onslaught of Karding.
Alejandro likewise shared that one town in Quezon had no network signal.
Moreover, two roads in Camarines Sur and three in Cavite and Rizal are not passable.
Karding is expected to leave the Philippine Area of Responsibility on Monday night.