UPDATE – Philippines: Post-typhoon landslides toll reaches 124


By Adem Salvarcioglu

ANKARA (AA) – The death toll from landslides triggered by Typhoon Mangkhut in the Philippines has reached 124, according to local media on Monday.

The number of the victims who lost their lives in the landslide last Thursday near Naga City in Cebu province has risen to 49.

Rescue efforts were still underway for 30 missing people in the Naga City.

Seventy-five others were killed in a separate earthfall that hit the mining town of Itogon in northern Benguet province on Sept. 15.

Rescuers are also trying to reach 39 other missing people in Itogon.

The Typhoon Mangkhut itself, which affected the country’s north last week, alone killed at least 81 people.

The typhoon hit the Philippines on Sept. 15 with a 255-kilometer (158 miles) per hour speed on the first day, and decreased its speed down to 100-kph (62 mph) on Sept. 16, before leaving the country.