‘Glenda’ death toll climbs to 38



The death toll from Typhoon Glenda rose to 38 on Thursday, with more than a million people forced to flee from their homes, disaster officials said.

In its update on Thursday, the National Disaster Risk Reduction Management Council (NDRRMC) put the number of people killed in the typhoon at 20, but the agency chief, Alexander Pama, said in a televised briefing later the toll stood at 38, with eight people missing and 10 others injured.

Among the typhoon fatalities: Reynaldo Hernandez, 49 of Plaridel, Bulacan; Marlo Paulo, 52 of San Antonio, Zambales; Naneth, Arlyn, Adrian Artifacio, all from Lucena City;

Angelina Quarinio from Taytay, Rizal; Reynce Benedict Laborada, 11 months, from Gen. Trias in Cavite; Cristituto Tolentino, 60, from Indang, Cavite; Felizardo Ramos, 70 from Binangonan, Rizal; Rodel de Luna from Padre Burgos, Butch Ranin, 58, Unisan, Quezon; Angelica Arroyo, 70 of Cainta, Rizal; Nonito Loslos, 74 and Isabela Rivamonte, 75, both from Marinduque; Rudy Atienza od Oriental Mindoro; Reynaldo Rubia and Anna Rubia both from Camarines Sur and Lourdes Ongray Lim from Northern Samar.

The agency said the fatalities were mostly killed by falling trees and collapsing houses, but there others who drowned or were electrocuted.

Missing were George Osmillio of Boac, Marinduque; Rommel Villaba, Jojo Idusora, Silvio Idusora all from Panganiban town in Catanduanes, and Felipe Royo of Iloilo City.



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