MANILA -- The death toll from Typhoon Basyang (international name: Conson) has hit 65, with most of the reported casualties coming from the Calabarzon region, the National Disaster Coordinating Council (NDCC) said.
The NDCC reported that around 8 a.m. Saturday, the team conducting the search and rescue operations along the coastal areas of Baselin Island, Polilio Island in Quezon recovered one dead body that is yet to be identified.
The said body was transported to Saint Peter Funeral Homes at Atimonan, Quezon for proper identification.
Calabarzon had the most number of fatalities at 38, 16 were from Central Luzon and another 11 in Bicol Region.
Injured persons from tree debris and fallen concrete walls are counted to be 30 while 87 remain missing, most of them fishermen. (Kathrina Alvarez/Sunnex)