FIVE people, including four children, died and another child went missing after they were swept by flash flood that hit several areas in the nearby province of Zamboanga del Norte.
Senior Superintendent Edwin Buenaventura Wagan, Zamboanga del Norte police director, identified the fatalities as Lean Denise, 5; Arann Zurc, 3; and Christine Etam, 7, all of Roxas town; Jomar Rivera, 14, of Katipunan; and Dominador Meraveles, 80, of Manukan.
Wagan said their bodies were recovered Tuesday in separate areas.
He identified the missing person as Jeremie Tawat, seven years old and a resident of Barangay Mate, Manukan, Zamboanga del Norte. Efforts are ongoing to locate the missing girl.
In this video taken by Lilibeth Magsayo and posted in her Facebook account, floodwaters rage along a bridge in Linay, Manukan, Zamboanga del Norte.