Albay Governor Joey Salceda’s mother died after falling off the stairs of her home in Polangui town while the province was experiencing effects of tropical storm Nock-ten early Wednesday, police said.

Cielo Adelina Sarte Salceda, 89, was brought to the Bicol Regional Teaching and Training Hospital after suffering head injuries in the 2 a.m. incident but expired five hours later, provincial police chief Senior Supt. William Macavinta said in a phone interview.

“Nadulas siya (elder Salceda) sa hagdan na basa kasi umuulan pa noon,” Macavinta said.

“Indirectly kasama siya sa victims ng typhoon. Total brownout kasi tapos inabot ng tubig ang bahay nila,” he added. (John Roson)

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