Typhoon Yutu: death toll reaches 15 after landslides hit Philippines

Dozens more are missing, particularly in the northern region of Cordillera, as searches continue.

At least 15 people have been killed and dozens more are missing after Typhoon Yutu hit the Philippine on Tuesday, say authorities.

The deaths were mostly due to landslides caused by heavy rains in the mountainous region of Cordillera in the northern part of the country, said the national disaster risk reduction management council.

The worst hit area was Natonin, a municipality in Mountain Province, where six people died after a massive landslide that buried government buildings hit the village of Banawel. A dozen survivors were rescued after the landslide and the military are continuing to search for 20 people who are still missing.

Authorities said landslides from Typhoon Yutu killed at least eight others in adjacent provinces of Ifugao and Kalinga and one person was confirmed dead due to widespread flooding in other parts of the northern Philippines. The flooding has also caused massive damage to agriculture.

> Read entire article Typhoon Yutu: death toll reaches 15 after landslides hit Philippines | Carmela Fonbuena | The Guardian

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