Mindanao floods, landslides death toll up to 23
MANILA, Philippines – The death toll from floods and landslides brought by a low pressure area that struck towns in Mindanao has risen to 23, based on reports from disaster response officials.
At least 14 were also reported missing.
Eight were killed in Davao Oriental, 6 of them killed in a landslide in Bangol, Tarragona: Ramil Legaspi, Niño Madindin, Alfredo Moses, Roy Baron, Misael Cabales, and Boy Arenas. The other two were killed in another landslide in Tagum City and flooding in Lupon town.
Five were killed in Compostela Valley due to landslides or drowning. Among them was 2-year-old January Ann Aquino, who died of drowning in Babag, Monkayo, and 6-year-old Jenemae Gonzales, who died in a landslide in Mt Diwata, also in Monkayo.
Six were killed in Dinagat Islands also because of landslides.
Four were killed in Agusan Del Sur (1), Zamboanga Del Sur (2), and Zamboanga Del Norte (1).
These are the same areas hit by Typhoon Pablo 2012.
At least 14 were reported missing: Compostela Valley (6), Davao Oriental (1), Agusan del Norte (1), Surigao Del Norte (1), Zamboanga Del Sur (3), and Zamboanga Del Norte (2).
The Saug River and the Libuganon River dams, both in Davao del Norte, overflowed, according to the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) report. Irrigation dams in Cateel, Davao Oriental, were damaged due to flooding.
About 40,000 families or nearly 200,000 persons were affected by the LPA. A total of 34 roads and 17 bridges were reported not passable as of Tuesday morning. – Rappler.com