The death toll of tropical storm Quinta was raised to 11 as more bodies were found after the flooding in Visayas, the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRM) said on December 28. Two people are still missing in Batangas and Capiz. Most of the victims drowned in the floods and 5 came from Iloilo, while Eastern Samar registered 4 and Capiz and Leyte one each. Three of the fatalities in Eastern Samar belonged to the same family and perished when a tree fell on their hut and crushed them near Maydolong. The death toll from the latest storm was relatively low as the public, alarmed by the huge number of fatalities left by Typhoon Pablo, were quick to take precautionary measures.
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