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5 dead, over 100,000 displaced by ‘Luis’–NDRRMC

By: - Reporter / @BLozadaINQ
/ 01:46 PM September 16, 2014
NDRRMC Executive Director Alexander Pama explains the  direction of tropical storm Luis during briefing at NDRRMC headquarters in Camp Aguinaldo. EDWIN BACASMAS / INQUIRER

NDRRMC Executive Director Alexander Pama explains the direction of tropical storm Luis during briefing at NDRRMC headquarters in Camp Aguinaldo. EDWIN BACASMAS / INQUIRER

MANILA, Philippines – Although Typhoon “Luis” made quick work of its stay in the Philippines, five people died in its wake.

In its Tuesday report, the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council said that the two new fatalities were drowning victims in Pangasinan.

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NDRRMC, in its report, said that Rogellio Sayan, 74, died when strong currents in Barangay (village) Alibeng, Sison, swept him. His remains were found in Barangay Camangaan, Binalonan.

Edmundo Dimatulak, 40, drowned while crossing the Detour Road in Madori Bridge in Barangay Tambacan, Burgos.

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NDRRMC’s first reported fatalities were victims of MV Maharlika Dos off Southern Leyte on Saturday.

Also, NDRRMC reported that “Luis” affected and displaced 31,081 families or 139,791 people who have been placed in 46 evacuation centers in Ilocos, Cagayan Valley, Central Luzon, Calabarzon, Western Visayas, Cordillera and Metro Manila.

A total of P20,003,599.38 worth of crops were destroyed with P19,506,099.38 from Cordillera, P352,000 in Pangasinan, and P145,000 in La Union.

During its rampage, “Luis” destroyed 166 houses in Cagayan Valley and damaged 563 others in Cagayan Valley and Cordillera.

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