Typhoon Ruby kills at least 21 – Red Cross
MANILA, Philippines (2nd UPDATE) – Typhoon Ruby (Hagupit), which struck the Philippines over the weekend, has claimed at least 21 lives, the Philippine Red Cross said on Monday, December 8.
Eighteen of those people died on the eastern island of Samar, where Ruby made landfall on Saturday, December 6, with winds of 210 kilometers (130 miles), Red Cross secretary general Gwendolyn Pang told Agence France-Presse.
The last official count from the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) and the military was 3.
As of Sunday, Deember 7, the casualties confirmed by the NDRRMC were two from Iloilo, while the army said they got report of one dead in Eastern Samar.
In other areas, such as the Bicol region, no casualties have been recorded. – With reports from Rappler.com