MANILA, Philippines – At least three people died in a landslide that hit a barangay in the town of Balatan, Camarines Sur on Sunday morning due to storm “Bebeng,” the Camarines Sur Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (CSRRMC) reported.
The report said the victims were sleeping when a landslide triggered by heavy rains spawned by the storm struck their house in Barangay Luluasan, Balatan town at around 4 a.m.
They were identified as sisters Maribel R. Sanchez, 19, and Princess R. Sanchez, 8, and their cousin Marco Sanchez Espinida, 7, the report added.
Meanwhile, over 100,000 people have been evacuated due to storm “Bebeng” which battered parts of Eastern Visayas and the Bicol regions, a top official of the Office of the Civil Defense (OCD) said.
Citing reports from the field, OCD officer-in-charge Ronald Flores said most of the evacuees are from the Bicol area as a result of preemptive evacuation effected by concerned local officials to avoid possible casualties.
According to the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council, as of 10 a.m. Sunday, “Bebeng” made landfall over Catanduanes province and was heading towards Quezon-Aurora area. (PNA)