Kabayan leaves 2 dead, 32 missing

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Monday, 5 October 2015 - Last Updated on February 6, 2017

Tropical storm Kabayan left two persons dead and 32 fisherfolk missing as the typhoon exited the country last Saturday, Oct. 3.

The Philippine Star identified those killed as Samuel Corcoro, 29, and Raquel Camilo, 57, who hailed from the provinces of Aurora and Nueva Ecija, respectively.

Meanwhile, the 32 fisherfolk have yet to be found despite relentless search and rescue operations, according to the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC).

The Philippine Daily Inquirer said in its report that the 32 fisherfolk went missing on five separate instances from Sept. 30 to Oct. 3.

Last Sept. 30, MV Flores, which carried 10 of its crew, sailed despite the rough seas. The Philippine Coast Guard said it sank two days later. Other cases happened in the town of Agno, Pangasinan, Agoo in La Union and in Baler, Aurora.

The NDRRMC said in a SunStar report that Kabayan affected at least 4,655 families or 22,368 people in the provinces of La Union, Aurora, Bulacan, Nueva Ecija and Zambales. There are also 1,391 families or 6,480 people who are residing in evacuation sites as many villages remain flooded as of this writing.

Kabayan had a maximum sustained winds of 75 kilometers per hour with gustiness of 90 kilometers per hour,PAGASA.

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