Local News: 2 Fishermen Still Missing in Cauayan
Two brothers in Cauayan town who are fishermen are still missing since leaving aboard their pump boat in the evening of July 29, Sunday at the territorial waters of the southern Negros Occ. Police revealed that brothers Johny Topez, 33, and Roel, 27 of Sitio Luyang, Guiljungan failed to return home and believed to have been carried away by big waves and strong winds caused by Storm Gener-intensified monsoon.
They were reported missing by their cousin, PO1 Jomer G. Nobleza and residents near the shore were instructed to relay information to the police if the two are found.
Meanwhile, in Silay City, Mary Jane Lima, 27, of Hacienda Guinsan-ang Dos, Brgy. E. Lopez was declared dead when a tree fell over her while at her neighbor’s house charging her cellphone.
Lima was hit by a cotton tree which was two meters in diameter and was uprooted due to strong winds. Reports said that it took the rescuers two hours to remove her body underneath it. She was immediately brought to Teresita Jalandoni Provincial Hospital but was declared dead by attending physicians.
Moreover, five structures including an elementary school was hit by a tornado, earlier this week in EB Magalona town.
PSInsp. Arnold G. Mesias reported that the tornado lasted for about 5 minutes and damaged 5 structures including Brgy. Nanca Elementary School in the town. Another victim was also hit by a fallen tree branch, police identified as 14-year old Cyrel Laga, of Brgy. Handumana in Bacolod City.
He was immediately brought to Teresita Jalandoni Provincial Hospital for medical treatment and is now in stable condition.*