2 dead in Saranggani floods

/ 11:01 AM June 13, 2012

MANILA, Philippines – Two people were killed and a teenager went missing after torrential rain brought flash floods in three villages in Saranggani province early Tuesday, a report from Radyo Inquirer 990AM said Wednesday.

The report quoted National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) Executive Director Benito Ramos as saying that two people, identified as Segapo Cabigding, 63, and Rolando Mata, 40, were killed after flash floods brought by continuous heavy rains hit villages Big Margus, Pangyan and Cross – all of Glan in Saranggani Province around 6:45 a.m. Tuesday.


At least 40 persons were rescued, the NDRRMC said.

Meanwhile, 15-year-old Rani Pregoner of Kabatiol, Maasim was reported missing.


In its latest update, NDRRMC said 568 people were affected by the flooding and 273 houses were totally and partially damaged.

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