Philippine tropical cyclones

Death toll from Typhoon Quinta rises to 9
Death toll from Typhoon Quinta rises to 9

A motorcyclist traverses a flooded street after Typhoon Quinta hit Pola, Oriental Mindoro, on October 26, 2020. (Photo by Erik DE CASTRO / AFP)


The fatalities include a mother and her baby who drowned in Magsaysay, Occidental Mindoro

At least 9 people died due to Typhoon Quinta (Molave), with 7 of them from Mimaropa and 2 from Central Visayas.

The typhoon also left at least 6 others injured and 2 missing.

The National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) told reporters on Wednesday, October 28, that figures coming from regional councils continue to be validated.

Of the 7 fatalities in Mimaropa, 4 drowned and 3 were killed by fallen trees.

The NDRRMC said a mother and her baby drowned in Magsaysay, Occidental Mindoro; a male in Mogpog, Marinduque; and another male in Odiongan, Romblon.

A female died due to a fallen tree in Oriental Mindoro; a male in El Nido, Palawan; and another male in Romblon.

Their ages were not given.

The circumstances of the 2 deaths in Central Visayas were still being validated as of Wednesday afternoon, according to the NDRRMC.

Quinta made landfall 5 times in Luzon from Sunday to Monday, October 25 to 26, then left the Philippine Area of Responsibility on Tuesday, October 27. A potential typhoon which could have a path similar to that of Quinta is now being monitored. –

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