Some 30 people trapped in building in the Philippines after typhoon Yutu

Around 30 people are trapped today in an official building engulfed by a landslide in the northern Philippine province of Mountain, on the island of Luzon, where yesterday passed the typhoon Yutu.

The mayor of Natonin, where this incident is recorded, confirmed to local media the death of four people, while rescue teams work since last night to find survivors between the mud and debris.

The building buried in mud was the headquarters of the Provincial Department of Public Works, where dozens of affected people took refuge from the intense rains and strong winds of the Yutu, despite not being enabled as an evacuation center.

On the other hand, in Banaue, where the well-known rice terraces are located in the Ifugao province, another landslide caused the death of Baltazar Pinnay, 48, and three of his children between 8 and 12 years old, reported the Provincial Center for Disaster Reduction.

The mother and four other brothers were unharmed because they were at the other end of the house that was buried in mud.

More than 10,000 people were evacuated from their homes in different provinces of the island of Luzon, north of the country, where typhoon Yutu, baptized locally as Rosita, crossed yesterday with sustained winds of 140 kilometers per hour and gusts that reached 230.

Yutu touched Philippine land at dawn on Tuesday in the town of Dinapigue, province of Isabela, and moved west until leaving Philippine territory at night, although it will remain in its area of ​​responsibility until today afternoon.

The areas in which Yutu has impacted are the same ones that in mid-September suffered the scourge of Typhoon Mangkhut -the most powerful of this season-, where heavy rains caused landslides that caused a hundred deaths and disappearances.

The Philippines receives between 15 and 20 typhoons every year during the rainy or monsoon season, which usually begins in May or June and ends in November or December.


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