The staff of a beach resort in Compostela, Cebu was found dead after rescuing two guests who were washed away at sea, according to a report from Unang Balita from GMA Regional TV Balitang Southern Tagalog this Tuesday.
It was Christmas Eve when Judah Villacarillo’s body was found, hours after he was reported missing after trying to rescue two guests.
The two guests allegedly drank and went swimming despite the bad weather. They were both saved.
The owner of the beach resort shouldered the expenses of Villarcarillo’s burial.
Meanwhile, the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) reported this Monday that six people were killed and 19 are missing in the rain and flooding that occurred on Christmas day.
In a report released by the agency at 11 a.m., four people were killed in Misamis Occidental in Mindanao and two in Camarines Sur in Bicol.
All the victims drowned.
Of the missing, according to the NDRRMC, 10 are from Bicol, six from Eastern Visayas, and three are from Northern Mindanao.
Resort staff in Cebu dies after rescuing two drowning guests
Three people were also reported injured.
“The waters rose above the chest in some areas, but today the rains have ceased,” civil defense worker Robinson Lacre told Agence France-Presse by phone from Gingoog city.
According to the NDRRMC, 262 barangays in Mimaropa, Bicol, Eastern Visayas, Zamboanga, and Northern Mindanao are affected by rain and floods caused by the shear line or meeting of hot and cold air.
About 21 houses were destroyed, and 27 were slightly damaged.
Meanwhile, two people died in Clarin, Misamis Occidental, due to flooding after the non-stop and heavy rains this Christmas caused by the sheer line or meeting of hot and cold winds.
In a report by Cyril Chaves of GMA Regional TV News this Monday, it was said that the victims are male persons with disability and a 40-year-old man from Barangay Pan-ay.
According to Clarin Mayor Jojo Roa, some dikes were damaged in the area, so the floodwaters rose quickly.
In the video, a woman can be seen wading through neck-high floodwaters while crossing the road.