Bulacan rescuers who went missing found dead
BULACAN – Five (5) rescuers who went missing after responding to flood-hit villages in San Miguel town had been found dead after they drowned.
The rescuers were deployed around 4 a.m. to rescue some residents in Barangays Tigpalas and Samias.
According to San Miguel Mayor Roderick Tiongson, the rescuers were part of the Bulacan Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office (PDRRMO).
Tiongson stated that they lost contact with the five PDRRMO personnel when the flood reached more than 6 feet in these areas.
Daniel Fernando, the governor of Bulacan, who confirmed the deaths of the five rescuers said that the bodies of the victims had been taken to a funeral home.
Meanwhile, Typhoon Karding continues to devastate the country.
In fact, based on the 8 am update of PAGASA, Karding maintains strength as it moves further away from Luzon.
The center of the eye was estimated at 190 km West of Dagupan City, Pangasinan. It is moving West Northwestward at 30 km/h and has maximum sustained winds of 140 km/h near the center and gustiness of up to 170 km/h.
The western section of Pangasinan (Bolinao, Bani, City of Alaminos, Anda, Sual, Labrador, Mabini, Agno, Burgos, Dasol, Infanta, Bugallon, Lingayen, Aguilar) and the northern portion of Zambales (Santa Cruz, Candelaria, Masinloc, Palauig, Iba) remains under Tropical Cyclone Wind Signal no. 2.
While La Union, the rest of Pangasinan, the southern portion of Benguet (Sablan, La Trinidad, Itogon, Baguio City, Tuba, Kapangan, Tublay), the rest of Zambales, the northern portion of Bataan (Bagac, City of Balanga, Abucay, Samal, Morong, Orani, Hermosa, Dinalupihan), Tarlac, Pampanga, and the western portion of Nueva Ecija (Cabiao, San Isidro, Jaen, San Antonio, Lupao, Science City of Muñoz, Santo Domingo, Talavera, Aliaga, Zaragoza, Cuyapo, Talugtug, Nampicuan, Guimba, Licab, Quezon) is under Tropical Cyclone Wind Signal no. 1.
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