- At least nine people have died in Cebu flooding this weekend
- Three of the victims were children aged 12, 10 and 2
- Heavy downpour brought by ‘Crising’ triggered the massive flooding
MANILA, Philippines – At least nine people, including 3 children, have died in the Cebu flooding brought by the nonstop rains due to the tropical depression ‘Crising’ this weekend.
Two of the victims were reportedly children and most of the fatalities are from the town of Carmen.
Heavy downpour started on Black Saturday and continued until Easter Sunday; triggering flash floods in the towns of Carmen and Danao, as well as in the other parts of the province.
The Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office (PDRRMO) have identified seven of the victims as Rowena Acencion, 38; Joyed Acencion, 12; Ivan Acencion, 10; Acena Laping, 55; Bens Ayan Laping, 2; Nicholas Punggutan, 60; and Benyang Manulat, 52.
The bodies of the Acencions and the Lapings were washed away by the strong current from their homes in Barangay Duwalog, Carmen. They were all found floating in Barangay Dawis Norte, about 2 kilometers away.
The names of the two other fatalities, who have been initially reported as missing, have yet to be released.
Tropical depression ‘Crising’ made landfall in Samar Saturday evening and the province of Cebu and the Bicol region were among the most affected areas.