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‘Karen’ kills 5, affects over 4,000 residents in Luzon–OCD

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By Joel Guinto
First Posted 07:05:00 08/20/2008

MANILA, Philippines – (UPDATE 3) Five people were killed and over 4,000 people were affected by floods as Typhoon “Karen” (international codename: Nuri) slammed into northern Luzon on Wednesday, according to the Office of Civil Defense.

Three children were killed after their house was buried in a mudslide in Ucab village, Itogon town, Benguet province. They were identified as one-year-old Mark Anthony Somera, three-year-old Lester Somera, and 10-year-old Alvin Somera, the OCD-Cordillera region said in a report.

In Baguio City, Petra Kadalar, 72, was killed after she was hit by an eroded riprap in Purok 7 village, the report said.

In La Union province, Hilario Badungan, 77, was killed after he was buried in a landslide in Porponket village, Sudipen town, the OCD-Ilocos Region said in a report.

A 50-year-old man, identified as Dionisio Tumamao, went missing after he was carried away by strong river currents in Nagrecban village, San Nicolas town, Ilocos Norte province, the report said.

Floodwaters affected 4,195 people. In Ilocos Sur province, there were 1,125 in San Ildefonso town; 1,158 in Santa town; 651 in San Vicente town; 690 in Sinait town, and 120 in Sta. Cruz town.

In Ilocos Norte province, 436 were affected in Sarrat town. In La Union province, 10 people were affected in Bauang town and five in Sudipen town, the same report said.

Packing maximum sustained winds of 140 kilometers per hour with gusts of up to 170 kilometers per hour, “Karen” slammed into the tip of the northeast province of Cagayan on Wednesday morning.

Classes at all levels in Metro Manila were suspended 12 noon by the National Disaster Coordinating Council (NDCC).

On Tuesday night, the NDCC announced the suspension of Wednesday classes in the elementary and secondary levels in areas under public storm signals No. 2 and 3, and in seven other provinces.

The storm slammed into Sta. Ana town, Cagayan at around 7 a.m., Nilo said on RMN radio and warned that the “very dangerous” winds could “generate a tornado, especially in Ilocos Norte and Ilocos Sur,” he said.

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