Dozens Killed in Benguet, Mountain Province, Baguio landslides

Friday, October 9, 2009

Baguio LandslideI was checking the news early today and I'm deeply saddened to read that dozens of people have died in landslides impacting the Igorot provinces of Benguet, Mountain Province, and Baguio. Benguet is the most affected with 120 deaths. Tadian in Mountain Province has suffered 23 deaths, and Baguio reported 25 deaths. The landslides were triggered by the weeklong rains brought about by Typhoon Parma. The Halsema highway that links Sagada and Baguio is closed. Related News Articles: Philippine mudslides, floods kill more than 160; Dozens Killed in Landslides in Philippines; Rain, floods in N. Philippines kill over 100; 51 bodies recovered in Benguet landslides Photo Credit: TimesOnline.co.uk

2 comments:

Kayni October 9, 2009 at 2:51 PM  

yes i saw the news too and been trying to reach family in Baguio.

off topic: i met your mom here in MD at a gathering, and yes, you're my cousin...lol.

SaGaDa-iGoRoT October 9, 2009 at 10:49 PM  

Cousin Kayni, Nice to meet a blood relative through blogging. Amazing isn't it? My mom was actually telling me about the encounter and since I really didn't know your full name, I was left guessing as to who she was talking about. We're driving to MD during the holidays. Hope to see you there.

Cheers!