Typhoon Basyang destroys Haiyan survivors’ fishing boats

Several fishing boats in Old Poblacion were destroyed when Basyang that ravaged Visayas area from the night of January 31 till early hours of February 1.

Philippines
Feb 04 2014, 3:26 PM
Typhoon Basyang destroys Haiyan survivors’ fishing boats
A woman surveys what was left of their small fishing boat after it was hit by typhoon Basyang.

Survivors of Typhoon Haiyan in the coastal village of Old Escalante in Negros Occidental lost their source of livelihood again when Typhoon Basyang struck the area. 

Several fishing boats in Old Poblacion were destroyed when Basyang that ravaged Visayas area from the night of January 31 till early hours of February 1.

Father Gilbert Billena, O’Carm, Rural Missionaries of the Philippines National Vice-Coordinator, said that several pump boats of the small fishermen were severely damaged.

“We are not yet finished rebuilding houses damaged by Typhoon Haiyan. But yesterday, another disaster happened when tropical storm Basyang damaged the source of livelihood of several small fishermen here in Old Escalante,” Billena said in a post on his Facebook page.

Based on the survey of the Disaster Quick Response Team of Saint Francis of Assisi Parish in Escalante City, the typhoon destroyed 18 fishing boats and partially damaged 23. A motorized boat has gone missing too.

Source: CBCP News

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