3 dead, 1 missing, 1, 914 families displaced as ‘Quinta’ hits W. Visayas

December 27, 2012 11:32 am 

ILOILO CITY, Dec. 27 — Tropical depression "Quinta" has left three persons dead, one missing and displaced some 11,008 individuals or 1,914 families as flash floods and moderate winds ravaged portions of Western Visayas on Wednesday.

Latest report from the Regional Disaster Risk Reduction Management Council (RDRRMC) noted that Iloilo province was badly hit with 10,770 displaced individuals or 1873 families; three dead persons and one missing.

The fatalities were identified as Warlito Lutero from Brgy. Panuran, Janiuay ; Jonaire Deretso of Bingawan; and Arnulfo Bayutas of Lico-an, Dingle.Bayutas was declared dead although his body has yet to be found.

All three fatalities were victims of drowning.There is also an unconfirmed report of a casualty due to a landslide in a remote village of Lambunao town.

Still missing is a certain Osot Sabdane who attempted to cross the Aganan River in San Miguel town.

The RDRRMC report also said that 238 persons evacuated at the height of weather disturbance from Negros Occidental on Wednesday have returned as of this morning.

Office of Civil Defense (OCD) assistant regional director Eligio Calaor on Thursday went to the affected areas to conduct an aerial inspection to determine the extent of damage. (PNA)

PDS/PGLENA

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