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NDRRMC: At least 5 dead, 2 injured due to #GlendaPH

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: 

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 

Get the latest updates on #GlendaPH from the Project Agos Disaster Information Page and follow our live coverage of Typhoon Glenda.