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Residents of Purok 1 in Barangay Sto. Niño, EB Magalona town, leave their houses for an evacuation center when flood waters started rising at about 4 a.m. yesterday.*

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Bus falls in ravine,
2 dead, 10 injured

A Ceres Liner passenger bus fell into a ravine at about 8 last night in Sitio Dukog-dukog, Barangay Rizal, San Carlos City, leaving two dead, while 10 were reported injured, among them a policeman, Chief Inspector Victorino Romanillos said.

Romanillos, officer-in-charge of the San Carlos City Police, yesterday identified one of the two fatalities as Teodoro Aburido, bus driver, while the identity of the other fatality, has not been established yet.

As of Wednesday midnight, Romanillos, who led the rescue operations, said they are still searching for about five to six missing passengers, based on the accounts of those who survived the accident. moremoremore

Floods hit thousands
in north Negros


Floods triggered by continuous rains and high tide affected thousands of residents in EB Magalona and Victorias City yesterday.

About 15 hours of rain brought by the inter-tropical convergence zone that began at about 7 p.m. Tuesday, and met by a 1.6 m tide at 11:20 a.m. yesterday, caused the flooding in seven barangays of EB Magalona that affected 3,105 families or 18,630 individuals, Mayor David Lacson said.

Lacson said affected in Barangay Tabigue were 682 families or 4,092 persons, Barangay 2 – 358 families or 2,148 persons, Barangay Santo Niño – 391 families or 2,346 persons, Barangay Damgo – 536 families or 3,216 persons, Barangay  Latasan – 88 families or 528 person, Barangays Alicante – 633 families or 3,798 persons and Barangay 3 – 417 families or 2,502 persons.moremoremore

Trike driver gets 40
years for shabu


A Regional Trial Court judge in Bacolod City yesterday sentenced a trisikad driver to life imprisonment, or 40 years, after almost seven years of detention for possession of three sachets of shabu.

Found guilty beyond reasonable doubt by RTC Branch 47 Judge Edgar Garvilles was Nelson Montero Sapatose, 30, of Purok Sigay in Brgy. 2, Bacolod City.

Aside from the jail term, Sapatose was also ordered by the court to pay P.5 million as fine and to be brought immediately to the national penitentiary in Muntinlupa City.moremoremore

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