3 die, 2 missing in Batangas flash flood-A A +A
Friday, October 12, 2012
MANILA -- Three persons died while two others were reported missing in a flash flood incident in Batangas, the National Disaster and Risk Reduction Management Council (NDRRMC) reported on Friday.
NDRRMC identified the dead as Emeliana Lontoc, Menchie Degayeta, and Nelia Gweco while Jona Driz and Efren Lontoc are still missing.
Based on investigations, NDRRMC said around 6:30 p.m. Wednesday (October 10), an owner type jeepney carrying six passengers was crossing a river along Barangay Nagtalungtong, Lobo,Batangas when a strong current swept the vehicle.
One of the passengers identified as Jeurtrudes Indecio was rescued in the incident.
The disaster agency added that search and rescue operation is ongoing for the missing victims. (PNA)