Leyte landslide death toll climbs to 113

The death toll from the landslides in Baybay City and Abuyog in Leyte due to Agaton has risen to 113 as of early Thursday morning, April 14, 2022. Photo by: Andrew Balo Tagadiad/ Drew Ng Leyte/Facebook

TACLOBAN CITY – The death toll from the landslides in Baybay City and Abuyog in Leyte due to Agaton has risen to 113 as of early Thursday morning, April 14, 2022, according to the Leyte Provincial Police Office (LPPO).

Of that number, 81 are from Baybay City, with 59 already identified and 22 still to be identified; 32 are from Abuyog, Leyte, with 30 already identified and 2 still to be identified. In addition, five (5) people have gone missing in Baybay City

According to the LPPO, 81 of the 113 cadavers were recovered in landslide-affected villages in Baybay City and 32 in landslide-affected communities in Abuyog town.


There were 236 reported injuries, with 106 from Baybay City, 128 from Abuyog, and two from Dulag.

In addition, there are 3,663 people or 674 families in evacuation centers. Search, rescue, and retrieval operations are still underway in the worst-affected areas.

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


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

Twenty-six (26) bodies have been recovered and 109 missing persons accounted for in Kantagnos village alone, the mayor said.

Of the 32 cadavers discovered in Abuyog town, 29 are in the coastal village of Pilar. According to local police, the landslide occurred around 3 p.m. on April 12 and covered approximately 80% of  Barangay Pilar.  —AJ Yes/RDV/Tacloban News Update (Source: PNA)

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