MANILA, Philippines-Typhoon Quinta left 3 dead persons and 1 missing fisherman in Eastern Samar , said its provincial PIA infocen officer Alicia Nicart.
Nicart said that in sitio Lumungod, Brgy. Del Pilar, in Maydolong, Eastern Samar , a big trunk of tree fell into the shanty, landing into the chests of the Busa family while they were fast asleep.
Maydolong municipal DRRMC Chair Felomina Montes identified the victims as Rodrigo Busa, 55, his wife Rosita, 50, and son Rinjie, 7.
Montes added the trunk of the tree that landed on Busas bodies really cracked their chest bones that caused their death.
One of their child however survived the tragic evening. Wounded from the fallen trunk, Rosita Busa, 12, is now being treated at the Eastern Samar Provincial Hospital .
The Busas were up in the mountains to gather gold rust for a living, according to Nicart quoting a report from Montes.
Consequently the Office of the Civil Defense regional office is asking for documentary requirements to be able to extend some P10,000 to the Busa kin.
In Brgy. Sabang , Borongan city, a missing fisherman had been reported.
Joliber Casipong, 34, went out to deep sea to fish on December 23 with a certain Jay-R as his companion.
Jay-R survived when their pump boat was smashed to the shores of Divinubo Island by clinging tightly to a styrofoam.
When typhoon Quinta hit Eastern Visayas towards midnight of December 25 however, Jay-R said they were separated and lost each other, due to the big waves that kept rampaging their boat.
Jay-R is now receiving medical help at Eastern Samar Provincial Hospital while the location of his companion, Joliber, remains unknown, Nicart said.