Flood in Davao drowns 3, displaces 65,000
Subscribe Now January 22, 2013 at 08:42am
In Davao del Norte province, some 38,000 people are still huddled in evacuation centers a day after rescuers took them out of their flooded communities.
Sonio Sanchez, Davao del Norte disaster officer, said a 63-year- old man was swept away as he tried to cross a raging river in Asuncion town while a 17-year-old boy was electrocuted and fell to the rampaging flood in San Miguel village in the provincial capital, Tagum City.
A one-year-old boy also drowned in Compostela town in Compostela Valley province.
In the regional capital city of Davao, more than 5,000 families or some 25,000 individuals have also been evacuated as the Davao river and several of its tributaries overflowed, submerging low- lying communities.
A state of emergency has been declared in flood-stricken areas.
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