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Kompasu leaves 9 people dead, more crying for rescue in Phl

12 October 2021

By The SUN 

Kompasu triggered flooding and landslides in Bontoc  

At least nine people have reportedly been killed and 11 others are missing after heavy rain brought by Severe Tropical Storm Maring (Kompasu) swept through several provinces in the main Philippine island of Luzon on Monday.

On Twitter, cries for rescue from raging floodwaters pushed the hashtags #IlocosNeedsHelp# and #CagayanNeedsHelpAgain# to the top of the trends.

Of the nine dead, four were killed in landslides in the landlocked mountainous province of Benguet, and one person drowned in the coastal province of Cagayan, said the national disaster agency.

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Kompasu flooded villages and triggered landslides mostly in northern provinces, but also sparked a flash flood in a village in the western island province of Palawan, leaving four people dead.

Seven other people were reported missing across Luzon.

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In Cagayan, 11 municipalities were flooded yesterday, but the water subsided Tuesday morning, provincial authorities said.


In Palawan’s capital Puerto Princesa, however, eight villages were still flooded as of today due to drainage problems, said the city’s disaster officer.

Earlier, the Philippine Atmostpheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa) said Kompasu slightly intensified at it moved over the West Philippine Sea before dawn Tuesday.

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Kompasu’s maximum sustained winds is now at 100 kilometres per hour from the previous 95 km/h.

It made landfall in Cagayan’s Fuga Island at 8:10pm on Monday, Oct. 11
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