In Matina Pangi, there are areas that relief goods takers cannot access due to broken bridges while rescuers kept on discovering dead bodies along the river banks of Balusong River. Most of the casualties are kids who were not able to grab their parents hand for they were sleeping deep. No one was actually believing that flood was happening after noticing that the water level is rising. And, split seconds, lives were lost.
The photo shows of a kid who tries to save his school bag and play cards after the flash flood struck Davao City last June 28,2011 at 10 in the evening. Devianttraveler.com was able to roam around the affected area. This is the saddest report I have heard and witness in my entire life. It was my first time to see also people work hand in hand to clean their houses from mud brought by the flood.
Hundreds of lessons were drawn after the flash flood. From approving subdivisions even without proper drainage sytem, human abusive acts on nature and residents who do not take life seriously and ignore signals that living along the river banks is like waiting "kamatayan".
Hope we have learned from this horrific experience of Davao where Davaowenyos truly believe its a typhoon free city but flash flood vulnerable. Tsk tsk tsk
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