Death toll from Cagayan Valley floods, landslides rises to 29
TUGUEGARAO CITY –– The number of fatalities from the severe flooding that hit Cagayan Valley has climbed to 29, the regional disaster risk reduction management office said on Tuesday.
Cagayan province recorded 13 of these deaths, six of which were due to drowning. The other four were from a landslide in Baggao town, while three more were due to electrocution.
In Isabela province, five more people drowned, mostly while harvesting driftwood after the onslaught of Typhoon “Ulysses.”
Ten people were also killed in a landslide that buried them at a mining site in Barangay Runruno in Quezon town, Nueva Vizcaya.
In Quirino province, one had drowned, and another one was reported missing, while three were injured at the height of the typhoon.
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