Tue, Oct 19, 2010
Philippine Daily Inquirer/Asia News Network
DAGUPAN CITY - A mother and her two young children were killed Monday night in San Fabian, Pangasinan, after a buri tree pinned them down during the onslaught of typhoon "Juan" (international codename: Megi).
Paterno Orduna, executive officer of the provincial disaster risk reduction and management council, identified the victims as Ana Vidal, 29, and her daughter EJ, 4, and son Ogie, 2.
The three were lying on the floor and were about to sleep at 7.30pm when the buri tree fell.
Rescuers took them to the Region 1 Medical Center in Dagupan City but they were declared dead on arrival.
This incident brought to four the total number of typhoon-related casualties in the province as "Juan" crossed northern Luzon and exited to the South China Sea.
On Monday morning, 33-year-old Reddy Espinosa in Mangatarem town died after he was hit by lightning while harvesting palay (unmilled rice).