Aerial view of the housing community in Baggao, Cagayan, where Typhoon Ompong, internationally known as Super Typhoon Mangkhut made its first landfall
QUEZON CITY, Philippines – The number of deaths in the wake of Typhoon Ompong has now risen to 81, based on the latest count from the Philippine National Police (PNP).
Records at the PNP National Operations Center in Camp Crame revealed that as of Wednesday morning (September 19), additional six deaths were recorded in the landslide area in Barangay Ucab in Itogon, Benguet, bringing the tally to 66 in the Cordillera Administrative Region (CAR).
This brings the partial total count as follows:
Cagayan Valley (Region 2): 10
Central Luzon (Region 3): 3
Ilocos (Region 1): 1
Meanwhile, the number of missing persons is now at 70 with the following breakdown:
Ilocos Region: 2
— UNTV News and Rescue