[Hpn] Typhoons leave 11 dead, hundreds homeless in Zambo Peninsula

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Monday, August 14, 2006


Typhoons leave 11 dead, hundreds homeless in Zambo Peninsula

By Bong Garcia


ZAMBOANGA CITY -- Six people were to have died, five others were missing =
and feared dead while 150 houses were destroyed on Friday when typhoons =
Inday and Juan slammed this city and other parts of Zamboanga Peninsula =
region.=20




Among those reported dead include a family of four, who were buried in a =
mudslide in Barangay Binawing in Sibuco, Zamboanga del Norte. They were =
asleep when the incident happened.=20

The other two were a 17-year-old boy when a corrugated galvanized iron =
sheet crashed on and slashed his neck after it was uprooted from a house =
in a west coast barangay in this city due to strong wind.=20

The sixth one who died was a 30-year-old construction worker who was =
driving his motorcycle, heading for home, when crashed onto the concrete =
road in the coastal road of a west coast barangay in this city after =
giant waves slammed his motorbike.=20

City Social Welfare and Development Officer Francisco Barredo said the =
five other reported missing were fishermen who were caught in the sea =
while typhoons Inday and Juan were lashing this city with strong winds =
and rains.=20

Barredo said he learned about the fate of the five fishermen that =
include a 14-year-old boy while conducting a inspections of villages =
affected by the two typhoons.=20

He said they were all residents of coastal Barangay Bolong located in =
this city's eastern coast.=20

Barredo was informed by relatives that the fishermen were aboard three =
sailboats when caught by big waves and strong winds at sea. They never =
returned home since then.=20

He said most of the houses that were destroyed and swept away by big =
waves were located at coastal villages in this city's east and west =
coast areas.=20

He said that some 188 families with 670 dependents were affected by the =
destruction brought about by the two typhoons.=20

Most of the affected families were housed in schools while the rest have =
sought refuge from their relatives in safe grounds.=20


(August 14, 2006 issue)


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<DIV><FONT face=3DArial size=3D2>ZAMBOANGA CITY -- Six people were to =
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five others were missing and feared dead while 150 houses were destroyed =
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Zamboanga Peninsula region. <BR><BR></DIV>
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<DIV><BR>Among those reported dead include a family of four, who were =
buried in=20
a mudslide in Barangay Binawing in Sibuco, Zamboanga del Norte. They =
were asleep=20
when the incident happened. <BR><BR>The other two were a 17-year-old boy =
when a=20
corrugated galvanized iron sheet crashed on and slashed his neck after =
it was=20
uprooted from a house in a west coast barangay in this city due to =
strong wind.=20
<BR><BR>The sixth one who died was a 30-year-old construction worker who =
was=20
driving his motorcycle, heading for home, when crashed onto the concrete =
road in=20
the coastal road of a west coast barangay in this city after giant waves =
slammed=20
his motorbike. <BR><BR>City Social Welfare and Development Officer =
Francisco=20
Barredo said the five other reported missing were fishermen who were =
caught in=20
the sea while typhoons Inday and Juan were lashing this city with strong =
winds=20
and rains. <BR><BR>Barredo said he learned about the fate of the five =
fishermen=20
that include a 14-year-old boy while conducting a inspections of =
villages=20
affected by the two typhoons. <BR><BR>He said they were all residents of =
coastal=20
Barangay Bolong located in this city's eastern coast. <BR><BR>Barredo =
was=20
informed by relatives that the fishermen were aboard three sailboats =
when caught=20
by big waves and strong winds at sea. They never returned home since =
then.=20
<BR><BR>He said most of the houses that were destroyed and swept away by =
big=20
waves were located at coastal villages in this city's east and west =
coast areas.=20
<BR><BR>He said that some 188 families with 670 dependents were affected =
by the=20
destruction brought about by the two typhoons. <BR><BR>Most of the =
affected=20
families were housed in schools while the rest have sought refuge from =
their=20
relatives in safe grounds. <BR><BR></DIV>
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