‘Paeng’ kills four in Antique

ILOILO CITY — Severe tropical storm '‘Paeng’' (international name “Nalgae”) has killed four persons in Antique province.

SEVERE tropical storm ‘Paeng’ left Patnongon town, Antique province in shambles. (Antique PIO)

“As of today, we have four casualties,” Gov. Rhodora “Dodod” Cadiao told Manila Bulletin in a phone interview on Saturday, Oct. 29.

“Two died in Patnongon town while there was one casualty each in the towns of Sibalom and Tobias Fornier.”

The Antique Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office Antique said the two casualties in Patnongon were a father and his six-year-old son who drowned.

“They choose to stay in their house and drowned when floodwaters started to rise,” said Broderick Train, chief of the Antique PDDRMO.

Train said that a man also drowned in Sibalom.

“He didn’t leave his house as he didn’t want to leave the animals he was tending,” Train told Manila Bulletin in a separate interview.

In Tobias Fornier, a man was buried alive in a landslide that hit his house.

More than 30,000 residents in 15 towns in Antique have been displaced as of Saturday afternoon by Paeng.