'Quinta' death toll rises to 11 –NDRRMC

December 28, 2012 11:02 am 

MANILA, Dec. 28 — The death toll from Tropical Cyclone Quinta rose to 11 as of Friday morning, with most of the fatalities from Western Visayas, the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) said.

In its update, the NDRRMC reported that at least two people remain missing in the wake of Quinta, which has affected nearly 5,000 families.

Among the most recent fatalities died due to drowning and landslide. They were identified as Erlinda Almirante, 60, of Janiuay, Iloilo; KC Lozada, 4, of Lambunao, Iloilo; Franklin Fadriga, 34, of Dumalag, Capiz; Joeliver Casipong, 34, of Borongan City, Eastern Samar; and Julio Noya Silvano, 36, of Barangay Macario in Merida, Leyte.

Reported still missing are Mario Austria, 55, of Talisay, Batangas; and Christian Olivar, 15, of Dumalag, Capiz.

The NDRRMC said Quinta affected 4,944 families or 28,242 people in 48 villages in 25 towns and five cities in five provinces.

Of these, 2,536 families or 13,569 people are being served in 33 evacuation centers.

At least 60 houses were destroyed while 572 were damaged.

Three roads and two bridges in Bicol and Western Visayas are still not passable.

These include the Ligao-Tabao Road, detour of Tobgon Bridge, Ligao City in Albay; and the three sections in Catanduanes not passable due to landslide — at Circumferential Road (K0034+000 Brgy. Summit-Viga; K0089+000 in Brgy. Wagdas, Pandan; K0126+000 to K0127+000 Brgy. in Dariao, Caramoran).

Not passable in Iloilo are the Calinog to Passi City Road due to a damaged bridge; in Capiz at Dumalag national road from Dolores to Tapaz, and Dumalag bridge from Sto. Niño to Dumalag. (PNA)



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