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2 dead as ‘Quiel’ sweeps through Cagayan, bringing massive flooding

/ 09:00 PM November 07, 2019
2 dead as ‘Quiel’ sweeps through Cagayan, bringing massive flooding

Rescuers help residents displaced by massive flood in Cagayan province. Photo from PNP Sanchez Mira

TUGUEGARAO CITY–Two towns in Cagayan province were declared as calamity areas amid massive flooding and landslides triggered by relentless rains brought by Tropical Storm “Quiel” on Thursday, Nov. 7.

Cagayan Gov. Manuel Mamba said a state of calamity had been declared in the towns of Claveria and Allacapan, which are now submerged in floodwater.

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Quiel-induced rains also flooded low-lying areas of Santa Praxedes, Baggao, Sanchez Mira, Gonzaga and Ballesteros towns, he added.

Classes have been suspended in those areas.

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2 dead as ‘Quiel’ sweeps through Cagayan, bringing massive flooding

Rescuers help residents displaced by massive flood in Cagayan province. Photo from PNP Sanchez Mira

2 dead as ‘Quiel’ sweeps through Cagayan, bringing massive flooding

Rescuers help residents displaced by massive flood in Cagayan province. Photo from PNP Sanchez Mira

Citing disaster council reports, Mamba said the flooding has submerged homes of up to 6,400 people.

The governor said two persons were dead with one buried in a landslide in Claveria amd the other drowned in Baggao.

In Claveria town alone, the flood displace at least 309 families who are now staying in evacuation centers. Villamor Visaya Jr./TSB

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