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Body of 2 girls missing in Baguio landslide found

Updated: Oct 14, 2021

Baguio City, Philippines – The missing bodies of the two girls who were buried by a landslide during the onslaught of Typhoon ‘Maring’ on October 11 in Dominican Hill-Mirador were finally found after a two-day search and retrieval operation.

The two victims were identified as Judy Rose Tulipas, 12, and Thalia Kasidee Ocampo, 4.

Baguio City Police Director Police Colonel Glenn Lonogan, through Public Information Office – City of Baguio, reported that the two girls were finally found around 10:20 in the morning today, October 13, by joint rescue teams from the Philippine National Police, Bureau of Fire Protection, and Armed Forces of the Philippines.

Meanwhile, it could be recalled that the body of Alfredo Ocampo Jr., 49, who was buried at the same house, was found first on October 12.

Alfredo’s brother, Danilo Ocampo, who is the only survivor of the incident, narrated during an interview with Mt. Province Broadcasting Corporation - MPBC that he and his brother were fixing the waterway when they noticed that the situation was not getting better.

Danilo then told his brother that they should evacuate. However, while they were preparing to leave along with the two kids, a landslide occurred and buried them.

Meantime, Mayor Benjamin Magalong said that assistance shall be provided to the families of the victims and other individuals affected by the typhoon.

As of October 13, there are already 7 reported casualties in Cordillera during the height of the typhoon while one is still missing.

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