Twister destroys 11 houses in Zamboanga del Sur

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ZAMBOANGA CITY (PNA) -- Six houses were totally destroyed while five others were partially damaged by a twister in a remote village of Zamboanga del Sur.

Senior Supt. Sofronio Ecaldre, Zamboanga del Sur police director, on Tuesday said inclement weather triggered the tornado that hit a farming village in Tambulig town.

Ecaldre said there was no casualty except for the destruction of the houses when the twister hit Purok 4, Barangay Upper Tiparak, Tambulig, Zamboanga Del Sur at about 5 p.m. Monday.

He said the Tambulig police has immediately coordinated with the Municipal Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office (MDRRMO) for the conduct of relief operations.

The MDRRMO has yet to ascertain the total cost of damage brought about by the cyclone.