OCD: Report of another death due to Aghon raises total to 6

OCD: Report of another death due to Aghon raises total to 6

SAVING LIVES Rescue teams from the Quezon Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office and the city government of Lucena, along with personnel of the Philippine Air Force, seek out residents of Barangay Kanlurang Mayao in Lucena after widespread flooding hit the city on Sunday as Typhoon Aghon (international name: Ewiniar) battered Southern Luzon. On Tuesday, May 28, 2024, the Office of Civil Defense (OCD) said it received a report of another fatality due to Typhoon Aghon, raising the total of reported deaths to six. PHOTO COURTESY OF QUEZON PROVINCIAL GOVERNMENT

MANILA, Philippines — Another fatality due to Typhoon Aghon (international name: Ewiniar) was reported to the Office of Civil Defense (OCD).

The agency said in a statement Tuesday that the additional death was reported in the Calabarzon (Cavite, Laguna, Batangas, Rizal, and Quezon) region.

According to the OCD, five of the six reported fatalities were from Calabarzon, while the other one was from Northern Mindanao. However, only one has been by the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC).

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Also, on Tuesday, the NDRRMC issued a situational report on Aghon, showing that it received reports that eight people were wounded due to the typhoon.

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Aghon hit land nine times since it became a tropical depression over the weekend. It caused flooding in several parts of Luzon and Visayas.

As of 5:00 a.m. on May 28, the state weather agency lifted all Tropical Cyclone Wind Signals due to Aghon as it moved away from the Philippine landmass.