68 dead, 68 missing in Cordillera due to ‘Ompong’

By: - Reporter / @ConsINQ
/ 09:49 PM September 18, 2018

Policemen (in blue shirts) join rescuers on  Sept. 17, 2018, in looking for dozens of people believed trapped after a landslide hit Barangay Ucab in Itogon town in Benguet province. PHOTO COURTESY OF CORDILLERA REGIONAL POLICE OFFICE

The death toll in the Cordillera Autonomous Region (CAR) due to Typhoon “Ompong” (international name: Mangkhut) climbed to 68 on Tuesday while another 68 are still missing, according to the Cordillera Regional Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (CRDRRMC).

As of 6 p.m., the CRDRRMC said 11 people died in Baguio City; one in Kalinga; six in Mountain Province; one in Tuba, Benguet; three in La Trinidad, Benguet; and 46 in Itogon, Benguet.


Meanwhile, four people are still missing in Baguio City and 64  in Benguet.

The Philippine National Police (PNP) earlier reported that 60 people have died in the Cordillera region.


Typhoon Ompong hit the country on Saturday and is the strongest typhoon this year, The Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical, and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa) said. /ee

READ: PNP data shows 74 dead, 55 missing due to ‘Ompong’

Inquirer calls for support for the victims of typhoon Ompong

Responding to appeals for help, the Philippine Daily Inquirer is extending its relief to victims of the recent typhoon Ompong.

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