FOUR persons were killed as Super typhoon Rolly battered Albay province.
This was confirmed by Governor Al Francis Bichara on Sunday.
Bichara said three of the fatalities drowned when the river in the area oveflowed.
“Apat na. Sa ngayon, apat ‘yung accounted for. ‘Yung tatlo related sa ilog, nagoverflow, nawasak ‘yung dike at ‘yun ‘yung mga namatay,” Bichara said in a radio interview.
The other fatality was hit by fallen tree.
Bichara said one of the victims is a five-year-old kid.
“‘Yung batang ‘yun malamang inanod ‘yun… siguro isang pamilya habang ano nabitawan siguro, inanod ‘yung isang bata. ‘Yung isa naman, inanod ng lahar, at sa Polangui mayroon ding inanod sa ilog,” the governor said.
Office of Civil Defense V director Claudio Yucot confirmed one fatality in Daraga. As of press time, clearing operations are ongoing in some areas, including the road going to Tiwi, where Rolly made its first landfall.
The governor said inspection and assessment of damages is ongoing in the affected areas.
Albay remained under Tropical Cyclone Wind Signal No. 4 as of Sunday.