Toll 380 in Philippines Storm

Press, Associated (1984) Toll 380 in Philippines Storm. Boston Globe (pre-1997 Fulltext); Boston, Mass.. p. 1.

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SURIGAO CITY, Philippines - Typhoon Ike battered the southern Philippines with 115 mph winds yesterday, leaving at least 380 persons dead in a trail of flattened houses, uprooted trees and darkened cities. Col. Eduardo Picar, an army battalion commander, said 200 persons drowned in Mainit when a lake overflowed. Surigao Mayor Constantino Navarro, who described it as the worst typhoon to hit the province in 20 years, said 82 persons died in his city. ——- SURIGAO CITY, Philippines - Typhoon Ike battered the southern Philippines with 115 mph winds yesterday, leaving at least 380 persons dead in a trail of flattened houses, uprooted trees and darkened cities. Officials in this provincial capital 450 miles southeast of Manila said they feared the death toll from the storm, which came ashore Sunday, might go as high as 1000. About 340 people were injured, dozens were missing and 200,000 were reported to have lost their homes across six provinces. Air force planes began a massive airlift of relief goods yesterday. Maj. Gen. Vicente Piccio, the air force chief, and a group of reporters accompanied the first shipment of 30,000 pounds of food, 100 boxes of medicine and 30 bales of clothing. The air force said a second airlift would be made to Cebu, the Philippines' second-largest city, later in the day. Helicopters were to distribute the relief items to nearby areas. By yesterday afternoon the storm was reported heading west into the South China Sea. President Ferdinand E. Marcos, who proclaimed a state of emergency in 19 provinces hit by the milder tropical storm June last week, widened the declaration to include Surigao del Norte and two other provinces. Col. Eduardo Picar, an army battalion commander, said 200 persons drowned in Mainit when a lake overflowed. Surigao Mayor Constantino Navarro, who described it as the worst typhoon to hit the province in 20 years, said 82 persons died in his city.

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Uncontrolled Keywords: General Interest Periodicals--United States
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Date Deposited: 08 Jul 2017 00:18
Last Modified: 08 Jul 2017 00:18
URI: http://lib.mainit.org/id/eprint/200

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