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Metro Manila – 9 killed as heavy rains paralyzed the city

on August 7, 2012

MANILA, Philippines – Nine (9) people, including three children, were killed while four others were injured Tuesday as continuous  heavy rains spawned by the southwest monsoon triggered a landslide in Quezon City. Emergency crews scrambled to save tens of thousands of residents, some of whom were stranded on the roofs of their inundated homes.

Six of the fatalities were identified as Jayson Baylon, 16, Jayvee Baylon, 20, Jissele Baylon, 7, Jonathan Castulo, 3, Junica Castulo, 3, Jessie Baylon, 24, according to the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC).

The injured were identified as Kidskin Simbulan, 40, and Leslyn Simbulan, 19, NDRRMC said.

Up to forty six cities and municipalities in Regions 1, 3, 4-A and NCR have been affected by flooding, according to the latest report of NDRRMC.

As much as 541,498 people have been affected by the rains so far, it said.

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