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‘Basyang’ death toll in Caraga up to six

GENERAL Luna, Siargao Island – The number of people who died in Caraga on the day storm “Basyang” made landfall in the region rose to six.

Authorities said six people died in separate landslides in Carrascal in Surigao del Sur and Placer in Surigao del Norte on Tuesday.

Carrascal Mayor Vicente Pimentel III said a landslide in Barangay Panikian killed three people and hurt one while another incident in Barangay Babuyan killed one and injured 10.

Placer Mayor Michael Patino, meanwhile, said two people died due to a landslide in Barangay Mapaso.

In Surigao City, floods hit different parts of the city and reportedsly wiped out a steel bridge in the mining village of Mat-i.

The Surigao River swelled as “Basyang” poured water since Monday, causing floods in several low-lying villages such as portions of Barangay Luna, Washington, Rizal, Mat-i, Serna, Togbongon, and San Juan, according to city information officer Annette Villaces.

In Alegria town in Surigao del Norte, mud descended in the villages after a landslide. (roel catoto of mindanews)


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