36 people die in Baybay City from Typhoon Agaton



Up to 36 people have been killed in Baybay City, Leyte, due to the ravages of Typhoon Agaton, the Local Government Unit (LGU) said on Tuesday.

But the death toll is feared to rise, according to the LGU, which has also requested food, clean water, clothing and medicine for residents affected by the typhoon.

There are five residential areas in the city that have experienced landslides or landslides.

One of them is Barangay Bunga, where 18 people were buried when the ground collapsed on the mountain behind six houses and a chicken coop.

Six bodies were found in Barangay Bunga.

In an interview with TeleRadyo, Mayor Jose Carlos Cari said landslides were also occurring in the mountains of Barangay Kantagnos.

“Doon kami naka-focused ngayon dahil maraming survivors. Kasi 2 beses nag-landslide. May maliit na landslide. Nakatakbo by ‘yong tao, even though it is a major landslide that falls in the barangay,” Cari said.

On Monday, Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) rescue operations were in full swing in Baybay City.

The typhoon still affected many areas in Leyte and neighboring regions.

In Jaro, Leyte, videos and photos were captured on Tuesday of the raging flooding of the Cabayongan River.

In Inopacan, two bridges were damaged due to flooding caused by incessant rain.

In Silago, southern Leyte, drinking water supply has been affected after the Barangay Imelda water supply system was damaged following the landslide.

36 people die in Baybay City from Typhoon Agaton

The PCG also rescued residents trapped in their homes in Abuyog, Leyte.

Seven families were also rescued in the town of Tacloban during the floods.

The tropical depression center “AGATON” was estimated based on all available data in the vicinity of Quinapondan, Eastern Samar.

AGATON” is expected to move slowly to nearly stationary over the next 6 to 12 hours before turning further east southeastward towards the Philippine Sea beginning tomorrow morning. Given the continued erratic nature of its motion , the trajectory forecast of “AGATON could probably change in the following bulletins.

Due to the combined effects of land interaction, increased vertical wind shear, and upper flow effects from Typhoon “MALAKAS”, this tropical depression is expected to deteriorate into a remnant depression within the next 24 hours. .

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