Strong tornado displaces dozens of families, destroys school building, mosque in Lanao del Sur town

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By Divina M. Suson, Correspondent
August 5, 2019

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ILIGAN City--Dozens of families were displaced and are now living with their relatives after a strong tornado hit a residential area in Barangay Proper, Marogong town in Lanao del Sur, around 4in the afternoon on Saturday (July 3).

Saripada Pacasum Jr., head of Lanao del Sur Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office (PDRRMO), said the incident damaged 15 houses, three small buildings, a school building of Sultan Abdulmadid Maruhom Memorial High School (AMMHS), a mosque and a Madrasah.

The area is around 200 meters away from the municipal hall.

Pacasum said two students of AMMHS were wounded he identified as Saima Victory and Jawad Camlon and were brought to a hospital in nearby Malabang town.

The 35th Marine Company of the 5th Marine Battalion Landing Team, that responded to the area brought two students, identified as Nurhada Ameraol and Nurmalia Maruhom, to the same hospital.

The MBLT5 has taken over a military camp in Malabang town, formerly occupied by 6th Infantry Battalion, Philippine Army, and continue to secure several areas in Lanao del Sur, including Marogong.

Chua said until Sunday, residents are still seeing some small tornadoes in the area.


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