“Glenda,” the first strong typhoon to hit the Philippines this year, shut down Metro Manila and when it slammed into Luzon on Wednesday, leaving a trail of death and destruction and forcing hundreds of thousands to evacuate.
At least 14 people were reported dead, two of them in Metro Manila. Some of the victims were crushed to death by falling trees and electric posts.
The National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) said two of the fatalities — Lourdes Lim, 25, of Allen, Samar who was killed after being hit by a falling electric post and Reynaldo Meneses, 49, who was crushed to death by a falling acacia tree in Barangay Tabang, Plaridel town, Bulacan.
In Cavite, three persons including a senior citizen, 22-year-old man and an 11-month-old baby girl were killed.
The 22-year-old victim died after being hit by a falling post while the senior citizen was crushed to death when hit by a tree while the infant died after being hit by debris from a collapsing retaining wall.
No other details were immediately available except all three victims died on the spot.
In Lucena City, Quezon, three people all surnamed Artificio were crushed to death after they were hit and trapped by a falling wall.
TIMES STAFF AND AFP