43 dead, 25 injured in Compostela Valley as ‘Pablo’ sweeps Mindanao



MANILA, Philippines—At least 43 people died and 25 others injured as Typhoon “Pablo” (international name: Bopha) slammed into the mining province of Compostela Valley Tuesday, the military said.

The victims drowned when torrents of water dumped by a powerful typhoon rushed down a mountain, engulfing the victims in Andap village in the municipality of New Bataan, Colonel Edgardo de Leon of the Eastern Mindanao Command told

A soldier on standby for rescue operations at a military detachment in the village was among the fatalities, De Leon said.

Compostela Valley Governor Arturo Uy said rain from Typhoon “Pablo” accumulated atop a mountain and then burst down on Andap village early Tuesday.

Uy said the victims included villagers who had fled from their homes to a village hall, which was swamped by the flash flood. An army truck carrying soldiers and villagers also was washed away. With a report from Associated Press

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  • fiveoclock

    sad for them…hope that they are already in the hands of our God D almighty.

  • cute79

    kala ko ba pinaevacuate na mga naninirahan sa malapit sa ilog.kwawa pero minsan kasi nakakainis isipin na ang ibang pinoy talaga lubhang matitigas ang ulo kaya napapahamak.

    • Karabukov

      Ang mga biktima ay nakinig sa evacuation warnings at pumunta sa village hall pero napahamak pa rin, hindi dahil sa matigas ang ulo. Ang pamahalaan ang nagkulang sa pagdirekta ng mapupuntahan kung saan sila ligtas sa panganib.

  • kalikasanipagtanggol

    May mga warnings na nga ano pa ang ginawa nila at naghintay pa ng may masawi!

    • Karabukov

      Nakinig sila sa warning at pumunta sila sa village hall kung saan sila nasawi.

  • opinyonlangpo

    Most Filipinos disregard warnings from discredited government agencies. It will take time to gain the people’s confidence again.

    • Karabukov

      Yes, the government agencies in that area did not know enough and did not do enough.

  • Balahura

    my novice warning yesterday night includes compostela valley as the 2nd hit of the super typhoon….

  • im_earth

    still in shock or didn’t know what is a typhoon yet in their area that’s why we’ll still having casualties.

    wishing good luck to themselves once storm came.
    but the numbers are lower compared to last year 1200.

    • JunPyo123

      Yoda ikaw ba yan? Pwede managalog, please lang.

      • im_earth

         ay ambooooot. :P visit the site nlng pre translate. google. com

      • JunPyo123

        haha invalid daw pre sabi ni google

      • im_earth

        ang alin invalid? idikit mo lang yan site kasi di madidisplay dito pag dugtongin ko to translate. google .com

      • Simon Ward

        My apologies for chuckling, im_earth, but you really do do a very fine Yoda impersonation :D

      • im_earth

         too much star wars, isn’t it?
        kaka comment ko lang sa CNN site e. pasensya na. naintindihan din naman nila.

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