Bagyong Ineng Left 7 Dead In Benguet Province

By | August 22, 2015

 

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 landslide.

 

2 more victims of 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 rainful 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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