Rain-soaked Bicol suffers 2 missing fishermen, floods, landslides

Rescue operation at Brgy. Sibaguan. Sañgay Cam Sur. Photo by Harold Bryan Arengue San Felipe

By Mar Serrano

LEGAZPI CITY, 2Nov2017 — Search and rescue operations are ongoing for two fishermen who were reported missing in Catanduanes after their boat capsized Tuesday evening.

Office of Civil Defense (OCD) Regional Director Claudio Yucot, quoting a report from the disaster council in Bato, Catanduanes, identified the two fishermen as Allan and Albert, both surnamed Pantino, residents of Barangay Pinanaogan, Bato town in Catanduanes.

The report said the two were among a group of fishermen who ventured out to sea onboard seven small boats around 11:20 p.m. Tuesday.

Two boats reportedly capsized due to big waves but the passengers of one were rescued while the two fishermen onboard the other boat went missing.

Meanwhile, another OCD report said incidences of flooding due to heavy rains were reported on Tuesday in villages in the towns of Baao, Garchitorena, Balatan, Caramoan, Lagonoy and Iriga City, all in Camarines Sur.

In Camarines Norte, floods and landslide were reported in the towns of Labo and Mercedes. A total of 13 families or 59 persons were evacuated to two temporary shelters. (PNA)

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