‘Queenie’ leaves 2 dead, 9 missing
MANILA, Philippines–At least two people were killed and nine went missing in the wake of Tropical Depression Queenie, the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management said on Friday.
Two persons drowned in Cebu. The NDRRMC identified them as Cesar dela Cerna from Lilo-an and Alona Baldado form Malabuyoc.
One was injured, identified as Pachico Galope from Guindulman in Bohol.
Six of the nine persons missing, most of them swept by big waves spawned by Queenie, were identified as:
– Feliciano Looc from Oslob, Cebu; went fishing
– Adrian Sagrado from Ubay, Bohol; swept by big waves in Jagna Port
-Robinson Cebellos from Jagna, Bohol; swept by big waves
-Sunny Boy Deguitos, from Ayungon, Negros Oriental; swept by waters
-Honeylyn Andales from Tayasan, Negros Oriental; swept by rushing floodwaters
-Jay-An Andales – Tayasan, Negros Oriental; swept by rushing floodwaters
The three others classified as missing but who remain unidentified were from Manjuyod, Negros Oriental; they were reportedly swept by big waves.
A total of 1,617 families or 7,528 persons were affected by Queenie; of these, some 1,274 families or 6,164 persons were brought to 31 evacuation centers.
There were 103 houses reported totally destroyed and 374 houses partially destroyed from Queenie.
Data from the Philippine Coast Guard said that 896 passengers, 29 vessels, 116 rolling cargo and six motor bancas remained stranded as of 6 a.m.
Queenie is expected to exit the Philippine area of responsibility on Friday night.
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