Death Toll in two Major Philippines Landslides Rises to 95
Manila – The death toll in two major landslides in the Philippines has risen to 95, news reports say.
The two landslides were triggered by super typhoon Mangkhut that made landfall in the country last weekend.
Local media reported that a total of 49 bodies have been pulled out of the rubble in the mining town of Itogon, Benguet province in the northern Philippines, adding that 46 bodies have been recovered from the landslide that also hit a community at the foot of a quarrying site in Naga City, the central Philippine Cebu province.
Nearly 1.6 million farmers and fishermen were affected by Mangkhut, the strongest typhoon to strike the Philippines so far this year.