May 24, 2024

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Egay death toll: 19

By Justine Rich Talusan

THE death toll from typhoon Egay that wrought havoc in many parts of Luzon and Western Visayas region rose to 19,  the Philippine National Police Directorate for Police-Community Relations reported yesterday.

According to Philippine National Police Directorate for Police-Community Relations director Maj. Gen. Edgar Alan O. Okubo, seven of the victims were from Ilocos-Pangasinan region, one from Calabarzon region, two from Western Visayas, and nine from Cordillera region.

The official said there were also 11 injured, including a local cop, and two missing persons already accounted for by authorities in Cordillera region.

Okubo said that initially, some P2.8 million worth of food packs will be sent to Ilocos-Pangasinan, Cagayan Valley and Cordillera regions.

The Police Regional Office 3 initially provided 300 food packs to the PRO2 while the PRO4-A sent 600 food packs to the Abra Police Provincial Office.

Some P600,000 worth of food packs  in two trucks were sent to Cagayan Valley while a third truck carrying an estimated P300,000 worth of food supplies was sent to Abra.

The PNP said that the Ilocos Sur Police Provincial Office reported that one of their barangays was hit by flood, with six families affected. In Central Luzon, the regional police force reported that 41 barangays in Macabebe and Masantol towns in Pampanga were flooded due to high tide and the heavy rains.

The Cordillera police regional office said Kennon Road and Labe-Lacamen Road in Benguet were closed to traffic as of 6 a.m. yesterday due to debris that littered the highways.