Monday, April 01, 2013

12 dead, 531 hurt in Holy Week incidents — NDRRMC


At least 12 people were reported dead while 531 were hurt and two were missing in various incidents that occurred during the Holy Week, the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council said Sunday.
In its 6 a.m. report, the NDRRMC said the latest casualties included three who died from drowning and one who was reported missing.

One of the latest fatalities was Roland Deo, 33, who drowned in Sitio Batog in Barangay Arnedo in Bolinao, Pangasinan at 1:30 p.m. Saturday.

Deo, a resident of Caloocan City, was brought to the Rillera Medical Hospital but eventually died, the NDRRMC said.

The NDRRMC also cited a belated report that two cousins died at Taal Lake in Barangay Wawa in Tanauan City in Batangas province last Thursday.

It said Junior Redondo drowned after tripping from his lifesaver, while his cousin Richard Matanguihan tried to save him.

Both drifted to the deeper part of the lake and drowned. Their bodies were found after an hour's search by relatives and people nearby.

On the other hand, Apple Joy Carion, 13, was missing although she was believed to have drowned in Caguray River at 9 a.m. Saturday in Sitio Tuong in Magsaysay town in Occidental Mindoro.

Search-and-rescue operations are still ongoing.

The NDRRMC said that of the 12 fatalities, six were from Region 4-A (Calabarzon), three from Cagayan Valley, and one each from Ilocos, REgion 10, and Caraga.

Of the 531 injured, 493 were from Metro Manila, 24 from Region 4-A, seven from Cagayan Valley, six from Region 10, and one from Central Luzon.


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