‘Pedring’ leaves 18 dead – NDRRMC
TYPHOON “Pedring” left 18 dead and millions worth of damages to infrastructure and agriculture.
Latest bulletin released by the National Disaster Risk Reduction Management Council (NDRRMC) also said that 13 persons were injured and 35 others were missing as the typhoon left the country late Tuesday night (September 27).
Meanwhile, 109 persons were rescued by government emergency workers and security forces at the height of Pedring’s onslaught.
The NDRRMC reports identified the typhoon fatalities as:
Richmond Lloyd Mon Orbinar, 7 months, hit by fallen tree in Bitalan, Bacnotan, La Union
Charmaine Catampay, 6, San Jose del Monte, Bulacan, hit by fallen tree
Giselle Basco, 1, Sta. Maria, Bulacan, hit by fallen tree
Gloria May Jose, 1, Sta. Maria, Bulacan, hit by fallen tree
Andrew Fallorino, 29; and Bryan Anthony Sumanga, 19, of Botolan, Zambales, vehicular accident
Robelyn Bella Borre, 9, of Candaba, Pampanga, hit by fallen tree
Christopher Vergara, 23, of San Mateo, Rizal, electrocuted
Mark Rigodon, 10, Camarines Sur, drowning
Angelie Gano, 8, Hingyon, Ifugao, landslide
Ryan Nanglegan, 14, Hingyon, Ifugao, landslide
The NDRRMC reports said that Pedring affected 35,273 families or 171,570 people in 349 villages in 78 towns and 17 cities in 22 provinces. Of these, 9,826 families or 47,709 people are being served in 153 evacuation centers.
Initial damage estimates amounted to P100.265 million, including, P84.060 million in school buildings and P16.205 million in agriculture. Anthony Vargas