MANILA – Tropical Depression Queenie has left at least two fatalities while nine are still missing, according to the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management on Friday.
The two fatalities who drowned in Cebu were identified by the NDRRMC as Cesar dela Cerna from Lilo-an and Alona Baldado form Malabuyoc.
Meanwhile, one person was injured and identified as Pachico Galope from Guindulman in Bohol, while nine others are yet to be found.
Reports showed that six of the missing people were swept by the waves spawned by the tropical depression and were identified as:
– Feliciano Looc from Oslob, Cebu; went fishing
– Adrian Sagrado from Ubay, Bohol; swept by big waves in Jagna Port
-Robinson Cebellos from Jagna, Bohol; swept by big waves
-Sunny Boy Deguitos, from Ayungon, Negros Oriental; swept by waters
-Honeylyn Andales from Tayasan, Negros Oriental; swept by rushing floodwaters
-Jay-An Andales – Tayasan, Negros Oriental; swept by rushing floodwaters
Two of the persons in the missing list remain unidentified but were reported to be from Manjuyod, Negros Oriental and were also reportedly swept by big waves.
Some 1,617 families or 7,528 persons were affected by Queenie leaving 6,164 persons to 31 evacuation centers and a total of 103 houses reported totally destroyed.
Meanwhile, Queenie is expected to leave the Philippine area of responsibility on Friday night (Nov 28).