An eight-year-old girl and a 16-year-old boy died while nine persons were reported injured when super typhoon “Yolanda” hit the Bicol region Friday morning.
Office of Civil Defense Bicol Regional Director Raffy Alejandro, concurrently Regional Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council chairman, identified the two fatalities as Angel Geroldo of Barangay San Juan, Mandaon, Masbate, who was hit by a falling tree while going to the evacuation center, and Enex Deinla of District 2, San Jacinto, Masbate, who was electrocuted while fixing the roof of their house.
A report reaching the OCD said a tree fell on Geroldo at about 10:30 a.m., Friday, while Deinla was electrocuted at about 1:00 p.m. at the height of Yolanda.
In Irosin, Sorsogon, meanwhile, four members of a family were injured when a three fell on their house.
Alejandro named the victims as Recto Perez, 33, Janice Perez, 20, and Rosa Borromeo, 93, who were brought to the Irosin District Hospital.
In Camarines Sur, six persons were reported injured but the OCD has not yet received their names as of this writing.
Officials of the Department of Social Welfare and Development, Philippine National Police, Philippine Army, Philippine Navy, Philippine Air Force and OCD went on Saturday to Masbate, Yolanda’s hardest-hit province in Bicol, via a helicopter to assess the damage in the area whose communication was cut off.
Alejandro believed certain towns in the third district of the province were battered by the typhoon and needed relief goods and medicines for the victims. (PNA)