66 dead, 66 missing in Cordilleras after Typhoon Ompong – CRDRRMC

SEARCH. Policemen on September 17, 2018, lead the search and retrieval operations for missing miners in Barangay Ucab in Itogon, Benguet. Photo by Jire Carreon/Rappler

SEARCH. Policemen on September 17, 2018, lead the search and retrieval operations for missing miners in Barangay Ucab in Itogon, Benguet.

Photo by Jire Carreon/Rappler

MANILA, Philippines – The Cordillera Regional Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (CRDRRMC) reported Tuesday, evening, September 10, that there were 66 dead and 66 missing as a result of Typhoon Ompong (Mangkhut).

The CRDRRMC, in its 10 pm update, listed the following numbers for the dead and missing in the Cordilleras.

Dead: 66

Missing: 66

 

Rescuers in Itogon, Benguet scrambled to search for survivors of massive landslides that overran small-scale mining areas and destroyed bunkhouses. – Rappler.com