CABANATUAN CITY, Nueva Ecija — At least three persons, including a pregnant woman, died as Typhoon Ompong hit province over the weekend.
Based on a report from the Nueva Ecija Police Provincial Office, two of the victims were identified as Catherine Garcia, 23, of Barangay Caloocan, San Jose City; and Romulo Rojero, 33, of Barangay Caridad Norte, Llanera town.
Investigation showed Garcia, who was four-month pregnant, was pinned when a huge part of an old mango tree fell onto their house at about 8 a.m. Saturday.
She expired while undergoing medical treatment at Paulino Garcia Memorial Research and Medical Center here at around 11:30 p.m. that day, police said.
Rojero, on the other hand, went fishing with three companions at Talavera Digdig river before Sunday noon and washed away by strong water current.
His body was recovered by rescuers from the barangay and Municipal Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office at 12:40 p.m. Sunday.
The third victim was an unidentified man described to be 38 to 40 years old, of medium built and about 5’6” in height, who drowned while crossing Labi river in Bongabon town at about 9 a.m. Saturday.
Meanwhile, in Cuyapo town, Janeth Balong, 37, married of Barangay Loob, remains in coma at a local hospital after she reportedly sustained head injuries when pinned down by a Buri tree that hit her store. Marilyn Galang/PNA-northboundasia.com