‘Ineng’ death toll in Cordillera rises to 11

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The confirmed death toll in the Cordillera due to landslides during the onslaught of Typhoon ‘Ineng’ rose to eleven individuals following the recovery of one of the victims of the flashflood in Taneg, Mankayan and the reported drowning incident in sitio Pampang, barangay Caluttit, Bontoc, Mountain Province.

At around 8 am Sunday, elements of the Tabuk City Police Office received a text message from concerned citizens on the recovered lifeless body of a male person believed to be a victim of drowning at the upper portion of the mighty Chico river.

Relatives of the victim, who was recovered in barangay Suyang, Tabuk City, identified the cadaver as that belonging to Julius Gumisa alias Keso from barngay Mabungtot, Lubuagan, Kalinga who was earlier reported to have drowned in barangay Caluttit, Bontoc, Mountain Province after trying to cross the river at the height of the onslaught of the tropical cyclone

Earlier, combined rescuers were able to initially retrieve the remains of a certain Crispin B. Ablao from the debris that reportedly buried and washed away seven shanties in sitio Elizabeth, barangay Taneg, Mankayan, Benguet late Saturday evening.

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