Death toll in Leyte landslide and flooding due to Agaton climbs to 47

At least 47 people were killed in Baybay City, Leyte, as a result of landslides and flooding caused by Tropical Depression Agaton's heavy rains. Photo courtesy of Pobreng Biyahero/Facebook

TACLOBAN CITY – At least 47 people have been killed in Baybay City, Leyte, due to landslides and flooding caused by Tropical Depression Agaton's heavy downpour, according to the latest report by Baybay City Disaster Risk Reduction Management Office (CDRRMO) on April 13, 2022.

In a situational report by the  CDRRMO today, as of 9:45 a.m., 4,132 families comprising 19,932 individuals had been evacuated from the City's 43 barangays.

You may view the full situational report here: 

Situational Report No. 4 from the City Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office (CDRRMO) as of April 13, 2022, 8:30 AM.

Posted by Baybay City Updates on Tuesday, April 12, 2022

The confirmed casualties are from barangays Mailhi (14), Kantagnos (10), Bunga (12), Maypatag (2), Pangasugan (2), Candadam (1), San Agustin (3), Zone 21 (1), Hicgop (1), Can-ipa (1), ang Igang (1).

Baybay City's local government also reported 105 injuries and 27 missing as a result of the landslide.

Meanwhile, based on all available data, Agaton had weakened into a low-pressure area (LPA) as of Wednesday morning and was estimated to be 65 kilometers southeast of Guiuan, Eastern Samar.

Due to this LPA, Eastern Visayas will continue to have cloudy skies with scattered to widespread rain showers and thunderstorms. —AJ YES/RDV/Tacloban News Update

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