2 dead, 1 missing due to Typhoon 'Lawin'

2 dead, 1 missing due to Typhoon 'Lawin'

Manila : Philippines | Sep 24, 2012 at 4:32 PM PDT
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Two persons were killed while one remained missing due to Typhoon "Lawin" (international codename: Jelawat), which further intensified Monday evening, the country's risk reduction council reported Monday.

The National Disaster and Risk Reduction Management Council (NDRRMC) identified one of the victims as Jessie Ehem Sam, 31, of Bogo City, Cebu, who was hit by a lightning on Friday while picking shells and other seafood varieties along the shore of Barangay San Vicente.

The other fatality was identified as five-year-old Mark Anthony Mallari, who was killed when a tree fell on him in Labuan, Zamboanga City.

The NDRRMC added that a certain Samsudin Moccadam, 27, was reported missing in Barangay San Vicente, Sirawai, Zamboanga del Norte.


jesettextine is based in Manila, National Capital Region, Philippines, and is a Reporter on Allvoices.
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