MANILA, Philippines (UPDATED) – At least 5 people are dead from the onslaught of Typhoon Glenda (Rammasun) as of noon Wednesday, July 16, according to the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC).
In a press briefing on Wednesday, NDRRMC chief Undersecretary Alexander Pama said the 5 included a family of 3 in Lucena city, Quezon province.
The casualties were identified to be:
- Lourdes Ongray Lim, 25, due to a toppled electric post in Allen, Northern Samar
- Reynaldo Meneses Hernandez, 49, who died after being toppled by a tree
- Naneth Sibac Artificio, 48
- Arlyn Atificio Cabaleda, 20
- Adrian Cibuc Artificio
The Artificio family died after they were hit by a concrete wall at around 3 am on Wednesday.
Two others, 16-year-old Antonio Habana and 84-year-old Jesus Vargas of Sitio Sta Cruz, Barangay Nato in Camarines Sur were electrocuted and later admitted to the Bicol Medical Center. Camarines Sur was put under a state of calamity Tuesday evening.
No casualties were recorded in Albay, another province in a state of calamity.
Pama said they were receiving more reports on deaths caused by Glenda, but these had yet to be validated.
According to Governor Joey Salceda, the province has already begun recovery efforts, in spite of at least 26% of the province’s population affected by Typhoon Glenda. – Rappler.com