Typhoon 'Mario' leaves 10 dead, 600 houses damaged

Typhoon 'Mario' leaves 10 dead, 600 houses damaged
Flood caused by Typhoon "Mario"

TYPHOON "Mario" left 10 people dead and around 600 houses damaged, the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) said Sunday.

In its 6 a.m. report, the NDRRMC said seven of the casualties drowned while two were electrocuted. Meanwhile, 69-year old Erlinda Centrino from Rizal died after suffering from a head injury.

The two 22-year old men who were electrocuted along Espana Boulevard in Sampaloc Manila were identified as Siegried Nathan Arcilla and Glendon Sol Benedicto.

Earlier reports said Arcilla was a medical student at the University of Sto. Tomas while Benedicto was a hotel employee.

Those who drowned were identified as Althea Gaviola, 2, of Quezon City; Jay-Ar Taganas, 34, of Quezon City; Hermegildo Duma, 58, of Marikina; Eduardo Lelis, 60, of Camarines Sur; Conrado Bergonio of Camarines Sur; Ernesto Guevarra, 55, of Quezon City; and John Pabello Faller, 19, of Rizal.

Seven others were reported injured.

On the other hand, 90 houses were destroyed while 509 were partially damaged.

Damage to agriculture was estimated at P48.5 million. Also damaged wereP91.34 million worth of roads, P1.85 million worth of farm to market roads and P2.4 million-worth small water impounding facility.

As of 6 a.m., "Mario" was located 166 kilometers northwest of Itbayat, Batanes. Storm warnings were lowered with only the Batanes Group of Islands under signal no. 2 and Calayan and Babuyan Group of Islands under signal no. 1.

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