Here is a viral photo that was taken when Cagayan was being badly hit by Typhoon Ompong.
News agency Agence France Presse captured a dramatic photo of a father who was carrying his sick child. According to reports, the ambulance carrying the ailing child got trapped in between electric posts that tipped over due to the typhoon’s strong winds. The father and his companions had no choice but to alight the ambulance. It will be seen that the dextrose and the oxygen tank had to be carried manually. It can be also clearly seen in the photo, that the grouped braved the strong winds while transferring to another car.
This photo has caught the attention of many netizens. Many called for the government to take action by replacing electric posts with underground wiring. There were also thos who prayed for the child’s recovery and the family’s safety.
Typhoon Ompong (international name- Mangkhut) made its landfall last Saturday, hitting Baggao town in Cagayan at around 1:40 a.m.
It brought intense wind and torrential rains to Cagayan and its neighboring provinces. It is the strongest typhoon to hit the Philippines this year with maximum sustained winds 170 kilometers per hour (kph) and gustiness of 260 kph.