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'Lando' floods, landslides kill 9, injure 5 - NDCC

Nine people were killed, five were injured and two others remain missing in landslides and flashfloods triggered by heavy rains brought by tropical storm “Lando," the National Disaster Coordinating Council (NDCC) on Tuesday said.

In its latest update as of 12 noon, NDCC said seven fatalities were recorded in the Caraga region, one in Lanao del Norte and another in Cebu due to landslides. They are:


Placer, Surigao del Norte:
• Diosdado Leproso, 42 (resident of Brgy. Magsaysay)
• Melencio Macas, 29 (resident of Brgy. Magsaysay)

Tagana-an town, Surigao del Norte:
• Rodolfo Toyor, 45 (resident of Brgy. Laurel)
• Luigi Manto, 27 (resident of Brgy. Laurel)
• Rodolfo Regas Sr, 53 (resident of Brgy. Laurel) recovered bablyn paclino

Surigao City:
• Leah Salvador, 23 (pregnant, resident of Brgy. Cagniog)
• Tita Salvador, 26 (resident of Brgy. Cagniog)

Iligan City, Lanao del Norte:
• Bablyn Paclino, 13 (resident of Brgy. Abono)

Cebu City:
• Agnes Tabay, 10 (resident of Brgy. To-ong)

In its update, NDCC also said five were injured, including three people in Cebu and two in Caraga.


• Marivic delos Santos
• Two (2) unidentified sons of Marivic delos Santos

Surigao City
• Ricardo Ganzon, 41 (resident of Brgy. Cagniog)
• Gloria Ganzon, 50 (resident of Brgy. Cagniog)

Also, NDCC said search continues for the two unidentified people who remain missing in Placer town, Surigao del Norte.

In an interview on dzBB radio, Glenn Rabonza, NDCC Administrator, noted that all the casualties recorded by the agency were all landslide victims. He added that heavy rains started pouring in affected areas over the weekend even before the typhoon made landfall.

"Yung siyam na namatay, karamihan po doon ay biktima ng landslide. Even before nag-landfall yung Lando, nag-uulan na kasi talaga ," Rabonza said.

However, reports from various sources reaching GMANews.TV indicate that aside from the casualties included in NDCC’s list, two additional fatalities were recorded in Agusan province, one in Misamis Oriental, and one in Cebu.

In its report, Sunstar said two died in a landslide in Agusan province. No other details on the two fatalities were provided in the report.

In the same report, Sunstar said remains of a lady was found floating at the river in the Municipality of Opol, Misamis Oriental. Authorities later identified the fatality as Liza Arancon who was reported missing early morning Monday, the report said.

A dzBB radio report also said aside from the girl that drowned in Cebu City, another fatality was recorded in Cebu. The report only described the fatality as a mother who was crushed to death.

In its update, NDCC said at least 3,276 families or 16,463 people were affected by flooding and landslides. Of this number, 2,470 families were displaced and have sought refuge in various evacuation centers in Bicol, Western Visayas, Northern Mindanao, and Caraga.

In the Bicol and Northern Mindanao Regions, some roads were either rendered impassable or damaged, including:

• Road section in Libon-Pantay Road - not passable

Northern Mindanao:
Misamis Oriental Highway along Magsaysay - temporarily closed;
Provincial Road along Barangay Paniangan, Manticao town (Misamis
Oriental) - partially damaged; and
Tubod Bridge in Tubod town (Lanao del Norte) - one lane passable.


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