Typhoon Durian (Reming):200 feared dead 146 bodies recovered

December 1, 2006 at 10:27 am Leave a comment

The Philippine National Disaster Coordinating center in Camp Aguinaldo reports that 19 people are confirmed dead and over 100 are missing after a massive mudslide has hit a area of albay province and Legaspi City. Some reports claim as many as 200 people have been killed but blocked roads and the lack off communication as well few operational helicopters in the area are hampering rescue and recovery crews.

Most of the deaths have come as a result of landslides in Albay Province.

New reports put the figure at 40 as more bodies are recovered from a massive mudslide in Albay province. 8 villages were badly hit; Rescue teams are being rushed to the sit – communication has been disrupted in many places and these fgures are expected to rise as communcation is restored. These reports are in areas close to the philippine City of Legaspi; Areas further from the City of Legaspi are expected to be reporting in the next few hours.

The damage estimates so far are in the 2 billion peso (40 Million USD range) this is for the immediate victinity only in Albay province alone.

[]…” (2nd UPDATE) Mudflow kills 40 in Albay, more fatalities feared
About 40 people were confirmed killed while 100 more were reported missing after mudflows caused by a powerful typhoon hit at least eight villages in several towns in Albay province …”[] ABS-CBN News

Many parts of Legaspi city, Daraga, Pili, and other areas in the Bicol region were badly hit during the storm which was a catagory four tropical cyclone.

The storm is still in the country and is currently east of the island of Mindoro and is expected to pick up speed after crossing the southern tip of Batangas province and quezon into Tayabas Bay across the bondoc peninsula. Most expertsare seeing it has weakened – but as soon as it hits water it is expected to grow anew in intensity.

No reports have yet come in from the other parts of Region 4, the Southern tagalog region which has beeen badly hit by the storm which so far this year has recorded winds and impact levels of double the last major storm to hit the country.

REPORTS:
Typhoon mudslide kills 20 in Philippines
China Daily, China – LEGASPI, Philippines – Up to 20 people were killed in a massive mudflow caused by super typhoon Durian near the eastern Philippine city of Legaspi,

100 people may have been killed or injured in Philippine typhoon
International Herald Tribune, France – MANILA, Philippines: A super typhoon battered the eastern Philippines for a second day on Friday, and up to 100 people may have been killed or injured.

Other reports:

Typhoon Just Misses Gavin
SFist, CA – (The typhoon is also being referred to as Reming in the Philippines.) Durian was classified as a category-4 typhoon (you’ll recall Katrina was a category 3
Update: Super Typhoon Spares Philippine Metro All Headline News
‘Reming’ changes course, won’t hit Metro directly INQ7.net
‘Reming’ causes widespread blackout Veers west to spare Metro Manila Bulletin

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