#MarioPH: At least 6 dead, 1 missing

Jee Y. Geronimo
#MarioPH: At least 6 dead, 1 missing
(2nd UPDATE) At least 403 evacuation centers are serving 45,255 families or 206,368 persons in areas affected by Tropical Storm Mario

MANILA, Philippines (2nd UPDATE) – Tropical Storm Mario (Fung-Wong) which made landfall on Friday, September 19, left at least 6 dead and 1 missing.

In its 4 pm situation report Saturday, the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) listed 5 people dead, among them a two-year-old child.

Earlier reports of two deaths related to Mario – as reflected in its 10 pm report on Friday – were retracted by the NDRRMC.

The revised list of casualties are:

  • Althea Gaviola, 2, from Bagong Silangan, Quezon City, due to drowning
  • Erlinda Centeño, 69, from Montalban, Rizal, due to a head injury secondary to fall
  • Jay-Ar Taganas, 34, from Barangay Apolonio Samson, Quezon City, due to drowning
  • Glendon Sol Benedicto, 22, from Sampaloc, Manila, due to electrocution
  • a 22-year-old male casualty from Cubao, Quezon City, due to electrocution (his identity was withheld upon his family’s request)

Meanwhile, Philippine Red Cross chairman Richard Gordon earlier reported the death of an unnamed 23-year-old man in Barangay 176, Phase 10 in Caloocan City. This brings the total number of dead to at least 6.

Aside from the casualties, the NDRRMC also reported one missing – 55-year-old Ernesto Guevarra from Quezon City, who was last seen in Dario Creek. At least 7 were also reported injured. 

Evacuation centers, relief

The NDRRMC reported that a total of 154,204 families or 711,069 persons from the Ilocos region, Central Luzon, Calabarzon, Mimaropa, Central Visayas, Cordillera, and the National Capital Region were affected by the tropical storm that hit land Friday morning.

At least 403 evacuation centers are serving 45,255 families or 206,368 persons in areas affected by Mario.

NDRRMC also reported that a total of 313 areas in the Ilocos region, Central Luzon, Calabarzon, Mimaropa, and the National Capital Region were flooded due to the tropical storm. At least 6 areas were placed under a state of calamity

There were two reported landslides in Antipolo City, Rizal, and in Alfonso, Cavite, but the agency said there were no casualties in both incidents. (READ: #MarioPH: Is it Ondoy all over again?)

On Saturday evening, state weather bureau PAGASA said 4 areas remain under public storm warning signal number 2. Mario is expected to be out of the Philippine Area of Responsibility by Monday afternoon, September 22. 

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Jee Y. Geronimo

Jee is part of Rappler's Central Desk, handling most of the world, science, and environment stories on the site. She enjoys listening to podcasts and K-pop, watching Asian dramas, and running long distances. She hopes to visit Israel someday to retrace the steps of her Savior.