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Death toll in Itogon, Benguet landslide now at 69

MANILA, Philippines – The death toll in the landslide in Itogon, Benguet, has climbed to 69, Cordillera regional police said on Saturday, September 22. Chief Superintendent Rolando Nana said in an update sent to reporters that of the total number of fatalities in Itogon town, 44 were from Barangay Ucab. The latest figures were as of Saturday, 8:30 pm. Strong winds and rains brought by Typhoon Ompong (Mangkhut) triggered a landslide in the area, burying a miners’ bunkhouse in the town on  Saturday morning,

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