Death toll in Baybay City due to Agaton rises to 110

Death toll in Baybay City due to Agaton rises to 110

The death toll from the landslides in Baybay City caused by Agaton had risen to 110, as of Friday afternoon, April 15, 2022. Photo: Sen. Bong Go/Facebook

TACLOBAN CITY – The death toll from the landslides in Baybay City due to Agaton has risen to 110 as of Friday afternoon, April 15, 2022, according to the latest situational report from the City Government of Baybay.

Of that number, 50 are from Barangay Kantagnos, and 17 are from Barangay Bunga of the said city.

94 people remain missing, 85 from Kantagnos, one from Pangasugan, and an estimated 6-8 people from Mailhi, Baybay City.

Additionally, 2,314 people are currently housed in evacuation centers.

Situational Report No. 8 from the City Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office (CDRRMO) as of April 15, 2022, 6:00 PM

Posted by Baybay City Updates on Friday, April 15, 2022

According to a Facebook update posted Wednesday night by Mayor Jose Carlos Cari, some of the victims were rescued from mudslides, while others were washed to the beach days after Tropical Depression Agaton dumped heavy rains on the region.

Bodies were discovered in the Mailhi, Bunga, Kantagnos, San Agustin, Maypatag, Pangasugan, Zone 21, Candadam, Caridad, Igang, Sto. Rosario, and Can-ipa communities of Baybay City.

According to the city government of Baybay's situational report, the gender of 84 bodies has been determined, while 26 bodies remain unidentified. 

President Rodrigo Duterte and Senator Bong Go paid a visit to Typhoon Agaton victims at Baybay City Senior High School in Baybay City, Leyte on Good Friday, April 15.

During their visit, President Duterte and Senator Go greeted the victims and provided aid to them, as they were one of the hardest hit by the recent typhoon.

Meanwhile, search, rescue, and retrieval operations continue in the most severely affected areas of the City. —Tacloban News Update

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