Dog buried beside Itogon landslide victims may have stayed with owner despite stormy weather

  • Responders retrieved a dog buried among the Itogon landslide victims
  • The dog may have stayed with its owner despite the stormy weather
  • The landslide was among the devastating effect of Typhoon “Ompong” in the country
Image capture from GMA News YouTube video

Emergency responders retrieving bodies from the landslide site in Itogon, Benguet have, on Wednesday, found a dog buried among the victims.

GMA News reporter Mariz Umali shared via 24 Oras that the dog may have stayed with its owner despite the stormy weather.

The dog and its owner were found on the fourth day of search, rescue, and retrieval operations since the landslide buried a bunkhouse which served as a shelter for small-scale miners and their families in the wake of Typhoon Ompong.

Image capture from GMA News YouTube video

According to an ABS-CBN News story, Typhoon “Ompong” victims reached 81 on Thursday and could hit triple digit as searchers dig through a landslide where many are presumed dead.

The typhoon, the most powerful to strike this year, hit farm fields in the Philippine’s agricultural north and smashed houses as it tore through with violent winds and heavy rains.

Families of the landslide victims continuously look for friends and relatives to give them a proper burial. The landslide was among the devastating effect of the typhoon in the country.

Presently, Super Typhoon “Yolanda” remains the deadliest storm which left more than 7,350 individuals dead or missing in 2013.

Here’s a video story from GMA News: