Crising leaves 4 dead, 2 missing
MANILA, Philippines - Tropical depression Crising left 4 people dead, two missing, and thousands affected as it moved away from the country Thursday, February 21.
At least 36,407 families were affected by Crising across Mindanao and Eastern Visayas, the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) reported Friday, February 22. Of the number, at least, 5,683 families are staying in evacuation centers.
The casualties were identified as:
- Franscico Diganyno
- Erwin Campana
- Nelson Jimenez
- Namtyagan Namones
Jimenez, 40, a resident of Kapalong, Davao del Norte, drowned while trying to rescue his workmates at a banana plantation. Several towns in Davao del Norte remain under water due to heavy rain.
In Compostela Valley, Diganyno (age not provided) from New Bataan town, and Campana, 43, from Montevista, drowned while crossing two separate rivers.
Meanwhile, a landslide along the border of San Fernando, Bukidon and Davao Orienta claimed the life of Namones, 12.
NDRRMC identified two people as missing, namely Percela Apolinario, 63, and Suden Abdullah (age not provided).
Those injured by Crising were identified as: Maria Nacua, 20, Dodong Nacua, 8, Anatallo Nacua, and Baby Boy Nacua, 9 months. Except for the youngest, three of the Nacuas were admitted to the Lanao Del Norte provincial hospital. -
Parts of Davao Oriental and Compostela Valley have yet to recover from the onslaught of Typhoon Pablo in December 2012, which left more than 1000 dead.
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