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  • Writer's pictureChristian Malnawa

Egay death toll in Cordillera climbs to 11; 7 still missing

Updated: Jul 30, 2023

Tabuk City, Kalinga - Eleven lives were claimed while seven individuals are still missing in the Cordillera region after Super Typhoon Egay battered Northern Luzon this week.

The death toll is expected to change once updates are made and possible additional casualties are confirmed.

Most of the victims died due to landslides, particularly in Benguet, Baguio, and Mt. Province, while one was swept away by raging waters in Pilar, Abra. The cause of death for two others in Abra is yet to be determined.

The fatalities in Buguias include a 20-year-old woman and three minors, while a teenager in Baguio was the sole casualty in the city after he was trapped in a landslide-covered house in Bakakeng.

Two other individuals were also killed due to landslides in Kibungan and Itogon.

Meanwhile, three individuals in Abra were reported dead by authorities during an emergency meeting held Friday, July 28, by the Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (PDRRMC).

These include a female teenager recovered by authorities in a river in Pilar, Abra. Her mother, in the meantime, is still missing.

In Mt. Province, its sole fatality, a 38-year-old man, was from Betwagan, Sadanga.

Meantime, in Apayao, particularly at Sitio Lubong, Calanasan, a massive landslide buried the yet-to-be-numbered homes in the area, leaving six people missing.

The initial report states that the missing individuals include two women, three men, and an 8-year-old child.

There are no reported deaths in Kalinga and Ifugao.

Meanwhile, based on the 12 AM report of the Department of Social Welfare and Development-Cordillera, there are already 274,536 individuals or 80,643 families affected by the disaster in the region.


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