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Bebeng Leaves 3 Dead, 2 Missing in CAMSUR

Photo by: WN / Rubielyn Bunag
Photo by: WN / Rubielyn Bunag

(UPDATED) Naga City (May 9, 2011) – Typhoon Bebeng (international name: Aere), the second storm to enter the country this year, merely skirted the province of Camarines Sur but was still deadly and destructive. More than the wind, heavy rains and flood waters caused much of the damage to life and property.

One person is still missing after his fishing boat was swept by strong current when he tried to go fishing in Pawili river at the height of the typhoon. SPO4 Romulo Faviano,. PNP Provincial office spokesman, said the victim, identified as Elias Roman 31 years old of Panoypoyan. Bula. Camarines Sur, was last seen at around 8 a.m last Sunday rowing his fishing boat at the Pawili River.. Roman remains unaccounted for at press time.

Along the Maharlika Highway under stormy condition, an employee of Coca Cola, Aristeo Sabido, died on the spot when his Nissan pickup truck collided with a passenger jeep with plate number EVR 256 at Barangay Tanawan in Lupi. Sabido was driving his vehicle on very poor visibility on his way to Coca Cola office in Calamba, Laguna.

The Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction Management Council (PDRRMC ) reported four landslides in Balatan, Camariens Sur that buried the house of 2 confirmed fatalities, identified as Princess Reulan and Marco Sanches.

Another Balatan resident Rolando Balandia, earlier reported as among the dead, is still missing and is feared to have drowned in the flood.

At least 42,405 Camarines Sur residents were displaced by flood according to the PDRRMC in a press release given to the media. Most of the flood waters flowed from the province of Albay, a common occurrence because Camarines Sur is a catch basin of waters during torrential rains.

Road in GRS in Ragay, Tambo to Pasacao Road, Balatan main road and Laylayan road in Siruma remain submerged in flood waters and are barely passable even to big vehicles.

Typhoon Bebeng is now in the Isabela-Cagayan Area, maintaining its wind velocity at 85 kph. Typhoon signal no. 1 remains hoisted in Camarines Norte. In the rest of the Bikol region, all storm warnings have been lifted.