Typhoon Ulysses death toll rises to 37 – NDRRMC

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Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, November 14) — The death count in the aftermath of Typhoon Ulysses is now at 37 after the disaster management agency recorded four more fatalities in Cagayan Valley.

According to data released by the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council Saturday night, deaths have been confirmed in four regions — 20 in Cagayan Valley, six in Calabarzon, five in Bicol, and six in the Cordillera Administrative Region.

Fifteen people remained missing while 22 others were injured during the onslaught of the strong typhoon.

Other agencies have reported higher figures — a usual occurrence in the aftermath of a disaster, with officials needing to validate reports.

On Friday, the Philippine National Police fatality toll rose to 42 from 26. The PNP also reported that 43 people were injured while 20 remain missing.

Several local government units have declared a state of calamity for faster relief and rehabilitation efforts. These include the provinces of Cagayan and Aurora, Marikina City in Metro Manila, and the municipality of Real, Quezon.

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Meanwhile, the death toll from succeeding landslides triggered by Ulysses in Barangay Runruno in Quezon town doubled overnight, with Governor Carlos Padilla reporting five more fatalities.

"Sad to say, sampu po ang nasawi (10 have died)," Padilla said in a briefing on Saturday, but he did not elaborate.

He added rescue operations ended at 2 p.m. Friday.

Authorities said Friday that five fatalities were recorded in Sitios Kinalabasa, Compound and Bit-ang on Thursday.

Police said a 15-year-old girl and her mother were sleeping when a landslide buried their home in Sitio Kinalabasa at around 1 a.m. The mother was able to dig her way out and later retrieve her daughter, but the teenager was pronounced dead in the hospital.

Meanwhile, bodies of two men were retrieved in Sitio Compound, while two other men were also recovered in Sitio Bit-ang, officials said.

Another landslide in Banaue, Ifugao has left five people dead and six missing. Rescue turned into retrieval operations on Saturday as police were only able to recover personal belongings like wallets and cellphones.

Ulysses exited the weather monitoring area on Friday morning after triggering deadly floods and landslides and causing billions of pesos worth of damage to structures.