Friday, October 09, 2009

122 Dead so far in Cordillera

The Office of Civil Defense and the Philippine National Police said that there were now 122 dead in the Cordillera because of the extended visit of Typhoon Parma. Police Superintendent Elmer Soria, deputy chief for operations in Cordillera, said that the number could rise as reports of new slides are reported in Atok, Mankayan and the whole of Mountain Province, which are not only suffering from power blackouts but are isolated because of road cuts and slides.
According to Soria, the police and other rescuers were able to recover 33 bodies in Balili, La Trinidad at the border of Baguio City. Incessant rains caused a side of the mountain to fall starting Thursday morning causing houses to be buried and the Balili River to briefly change course.
In Puguis, La Trinidad, there were 26 bodies also recovered by the police, Soria said. Four bodies were also found in Sitio Buyagan in Poblacion, La Trinidad.
Soria also said that eleven people were already killed in various landslides within Baguio City. Two people, still unidentified, were reported by the Office of Civil Defence in Bokawkan Barangay after a road shoulder eroded and hit eight houses in Cresencia Village there.
Critical areas in Baguio as reported by OCD are City Camp Lagoon, Marvill Subdivision, Lourdes extension, Palma Street, Queen of Peace, Irisan, Mirador and M. Roxas barangays.
In the official report made by the PNP prior to the deaths in La Trinidad, there were 20 confirmed deaths in different parts of the region. Five were reported dead in Sitio Kiwi, Kayan East in Tadian, Mountain Province after a mountain slide buried 14 houses at 6:30PM of October 8. Five were injured and 32 are missing. The OCD siad that the injured were brought to the Luis Hora Hospital.
A landslide Thursday morning buried a house in Sitio Mulang, Sto Nino in Tublay killing four and injuring four others. One person is still missing from the slide.
At noon of October 8, two goldpanners were believed drowned in Caponga, Tublay, Benguet and their bodies were recovered three hours later by neighbors. At 4PM of Thursday, two farmers were found dead after clearing their irrigation canals in Sebbang, Buguias, Benguet.
One person was also killed so far in Guinaoang, Mankayan, Benguet when a landslide buried 15 houses last Thursday night. Earlier, one student was killed Thursday morning also in Guinaoang. Two bodies were also recovered Thursday in Tabeo, Mankayan, apparently victims of landslide. The OCD said that 21 residents of Mankayan were injured and brought to Lutheran and Buguias Emergency Hospitals. OCD also said that 22 are still missing in Mankayan.
One person was reported drowned in Lagangilang, Abra last October 6 after falling from the Malanas River.


Anonymous volume-addict said...

The family home at DPS compound became a casualty of the typhoon :_-(

12:49 AM  

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