Typhoon ‘Ambo’ records first deaths

Posted at 06/03/12 6:06 PM

MANILA, Philippines - Typhoon Ambo has claimed the lives of two children, Civil Defense Director Eugene Cabrera said.

The Philippine Coast Guard and local authorities were able to recover the bodies of siblings, two-year-old Princess Beyonce Abrera and four-year-old Shaoun Morie, meters from their house at Barangay Sagrada in Busuanga, Palawan on Sunday morning.

Cabrera said the two were last seen at around a.m. playing at the back of their house, which was situated near a river.

Typhoon Ambo has brought massive rains in Palawan.

As of 4 p.m. on Sunday, the typhoon was located 390 kilometers east northeast of Aparri, Cagayan. All public storm warning signals have already been lowered.

However, it is still packing maximum sustained winds of 120 kilometers per hour (kph) near the center and has a gustiness of up to 150 kph.

Another low pressure area, meanwhile, was estimated 1,190 kilometers east of Southern Mindanao. -- From a report by Dennis Datu, dzMM