Authorities confirmed the death of two missing people who are washed away by strong currents in a flooding in Albay province. The two were heading to an evacuation center around 5:30 p.m. in Manito town due to days of non-stop rains that triggered floods and landslides. The landslides also forced about 3, 000 people to flee their homes. The evacuees were not allowed to go home until authorities confirmed that their areas are safe. Meanwhile the governor declared a state of calamity in the whole Albay due to the damages brought by rains in different parts of the province.
Three people were killed while three others were in the critical condition after lighting struck them in Ligao City in Albay province. It is reportedly that the six had huddled in a nipa hut in the middle of a rice field during a downpour when lighting hit. The injured persons are rushed to the hospital were the victims are suffered third degree burns. It is also reported that the lighting also destroyed the nipa hut.
A person was killed while another was wounded in an encounter between government troops and communist rebels in Masbate province. The report said that troops from 93rd Reconnaissance Company, Philippine Army with the Masbate Special Task Force clashed with 20 members of the New People’s Army. The injured soldier was identified as fist Lt. who was immediately brought to a hospital in Albay province for treatment. The fatality from the side of the rebels is still unidentified. The authorities are conducting a hot pursuit operation to arrest the rebels and they are recovered from the crime scene were M16 armalite rifle, caliber 45, sniper scope, and a ammunition.
Three are killed and one is hurt in shooting the place of Albay were shoot by an unidentified suspect in the Daraga Town of Albay at the 2 a.m on Monday. The people who are killed are all the residents of Barangay Nabasan where the crime has done.
The victims are one family that is one of the Kagawad in the Barangay and the wife and also the nephew that is still 20 years old. While their 19 years old daughter is in hurt situation only. The investigations are still going on to prove who is the motive of the behind crime.