5 dead, 556K displaced amid monsoon rains

Five people, including a 39-year-old female from Baguio City, died from effects of the southwest monsoon, the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council said Friday.

The NDRRMC identified the latest fatality as an 18-year-old male from Ibaan, Batangas, who died due to drowning while the Baguio victim died in a vehicular accident involving a fallen tree on July 23.

Three persons were reported injured due to the bad weather, including a 63-year-old male and a 29-year-old male in the July 23 vehicular accident.

A 29-year-old male was also injured after a branch of a tree fell on him in the same city, it added.

Reports on the three other fatalities are still awaiting validation, the NDRRMC said.

Due to the effects of the monsoon rains, the NDRRMC said Masantol and Macabebe in Pampanga declared a state of calamity effective on July 26 and 28, respectively.

As of Friday, the NDRRMC said a total of 556,823 people or 164,877 families were affected by the effects of the monsoon in 321 barangays.

At least 9,702 individuals or 2,517 were staying inside 138 evacuation centers, while 34,414 people or 25,094 families were taking shelter outside evacuation facilities.

Affected regions were Central Luzon, Mimaropa, and the National Capital Region, according to the NDRRMC.

Topics: National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council , Baguio City , NDRRMC
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