Typhoon Mangkhut killed at least 74 people in the Philippines

Typhoon Mangkhut killed at least 74 people in the Philippines

Balance of fatalities can be even higher.There are at least 55 missing and more than 70 injured as a result of the phenomenon.

Most victims were recorded in Itogon, where landslides occurredREUTERS / Erik De Castro / 18.09.2018The death toll in the Philippines from Typhoon Mangkhut has risen to 74. That number, however, may be higher as rescuers search for dozens of people buried in an abandoned mine due to landslides.There are still 55 missing and 74 injured victims of the biggest typhoon of the season that razed northern Luzon Island, according to the latest official figures from the National Police.Most of the casualties were reported in the town of Itogon, Benguet province, where heavy flooding and landslides buried a gold mine and four shelters where some miners and their families lived illegally.See tooChina: Three million evacuated by typhoon MangkhutAs the rescue work progressed, 39 deaths were confirmed, while Itogon Mayor Vitorio Palangdan told local journalists that there were still about 65 missing people buried below 300 meters.According to the mayor, authorities tried to remove these...


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