One dead, two missing as tropical cyclone "Egay" leaves Philippines

16:21, June 21, 2011      

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Tropical depression "Egay" is leaving the Philippines Tuesday with one person dead.

National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) executive officer and Office of Civil Defense (OCD) administrator Benito Ramos said "Egay" has claimed the life of a three-year girl from the northern Philippine province of Bataan.

The lone fatality was Mary Joy Reyes, three years old, who drowned at the village of Tipo. Her elder sister, Dorina Reyes, 5, was reported missing after being swept away by waters. Ramos said the two got lost while accompanying their mother who was crossing a river.

Also missing was Ariel delos Santos,resident of Old Cabalan village. Ramos said Egay brought heavy rains, inundating several areas in the provinces of Bataan, Pampanga and Bulacan.

Meanwhile, the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) said another tropical depression will bring heavy rains in Luzon in the next few days.

PAGASA said the tropical depression, named Falcon, is packing maximum winds of 55 kilometers per hour near the center and was located 670 km east of Eastern Samar Tuesday morning.

Source: Xinhua
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