Bagyong Ineng Left 7 Dead In Benguet Province

Bagyong Ineng has not yet left the Philippine area of responsibility but 7 persons were already counted as dead in the Cordillera Administrative Region.

Most of the victims were buried by the landslide.

2 more victims of the landslide were reported dead but the local government unit concerned is verifying the truthfulness of the report.

More than 500 residents were evacuated because of heavy rains and landslides.

In Barangay Kias, one house was crushed by a big tree but no person was reported injured.

Santiago Nuda, one of the residents said that he fears that the house crushed by the tree may eventually erode if the rain continues.

Arnold Isaias, the tenant of the house crushed by the tree said that at about 3 AM in the morning, the tree crushed the house. He was thankful that the bed where he was sleeping is one meter away from the tree.

The Office of Civil Defense (OCD) in the Cordillera Administrative Region (CAR) data showed that Bagyong Ineng rainfall amount since Thursday is 503.5 mm. This is almost 5 times higher than the normal rainfall threshold of 150 mm in the Cordillera Administrative Region.

The 150 mm rainfall threshold is the basis of the OCD-CAR to be alert against landslides.

According to the OCD-CAR, 6 people were confirmed dead.

OCD-CAR published data confirmed the following persons as dead.

  • Ycher Mayon
  • Markin Celo
  • Erwin Celo
  • Michael Martin Lagasan
  • Glen Poloc Baldasan
  • Michael Felix

5 of those who perished were from Benguet province.

NDRRMC data meanwhile show that 7 people were dead, 5 people were injured and 2 persons remain missing.

Kennon road is closed. It is uncertain when it will open.

75% of electric power in Baguio City is now restored.

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