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Ompong leaves trail of destruction in Luzon

ABS-CBN News

Posted at Sep 17 2018 12:14 AM | Updated as of Sep 17 2018 01:12 AM

Whole villages under mud and swaths of land under flood. Ompong came and went in a hurry, staying no more than a day as it swept from the eastern seaboard to the western side, but the year's strongest typhoon left its mark in several provinces.

The total cost has not been accounted and the death toll, which as of last count stood at 49, has yet to be pegged. But the trail of evidence that the typhoon left behind tells of thousands of lives that have been disrupted.

From Cagayan to Benguet, here are the scars left behind by typhoon Ompong.

Strawberry and vegetable farms in La Trinidad, Benguet are seen damaged a day after the onslaught. Jire Carreon, ABS-CBN News

Workers look at their destroyed livelihood in the strawberry and vegetable farms in La Trinindad, Benguet. Jire Carreon, ABS-CBN News

A road in in Tuguegarao City, Cagayan is seen flooded. Kevin Manalo, ABS-CBN News

A man is seen in a farm in Tuguegarao City, Cagayan a day after typhoon Ompong wrought havoc to the province. Kevin Manalo, ABS-CBN News

A boy is seen submerged in waist-deep flood in Purok Bagong Sikat in Brgy. San Roque, La Paz, Tarlac. Larry M. Piojo, ABS-CBN News

A family walks in the flood at Purok Bagong Sikat in Brgy. San Roque, La Paz, Tarlac.Larry M. Piojo, ABS-CBN News

A family walks in the flood at Purok Bagong Sikat in Brgy. San Roque, La Paz, Tarlac. Larry M. Piojo, ABS-CBN News

A man stands in front of his flooded home as water rushes in at Purok Bagong Sikat in Brgy. San Roque, La Paz, Tarlac. Larry M. Piojo, ABS-CBN News

Members of the media attempt to get pass toppled electrical posts in Sta. Teresita, Cagayan a day after the onslaught of typhoon Ompong. George Calvelo, ABS-CBN News

A family hitches a ride on a payloader to cross a flooded road at Purok Bagong Sikat in Brgy. San Roque, La Paz, Tarlac. Larry M. Piojo, ABS-CBN News

Scenes of damage in Gattaran, Cagayan following the onslaught of typhoon Ompong. Jeff Canoy, ABS-CBN News

Structures waylaid by typhoon Ompong in Gattaran, Cagayan. Jeff Canoy, ABS-CBN News

The devastation of typhoon Ompong is seen at the entrance of Port Irene in the municipality of Sta. Ana, Cagayan. George Calvelo, ABS-CBN News

Electric poles toppled by typhoon Ompong line the street in the municipality of Sta. Ana, Cagayan. George Calvelo, ABS-CBN News

Residents pick up from the devastation of typhoon Ompong in the municipality of Sta. Ana, Cagayan. George Calvelo, ABS-CBN News

Residents pick up from the devastation of typhoon Ompong in the municipality of Sta. Ana, Cagayan. George Calvelo, ABS-CBN News

Locals carry a boat back in the water at the fishport of Sta. Ana, Cagayan a day after typhoon Ompong devastated northern Luzon. George Calvelo, ABS-CBN News

Rescuers retrieve one of the bodies that was trapped in a landslide near the PMA-Loacoan Road in Baguio City. ABS-CBN News

Houses are buried in mud in Barangay Ucab in Itogon, Benguet. Jonathan Cellona, ABS-CBN News

The landslide leaves a deep scar on the face of the mountain in Barangay Ucab in Itogon, Benguet. Jonathan Cellona, ABS-CBN News

Scores of people try to cross a landslide part of a road in Itogon Benguet. Jonathan Cellona, ABS-CBN News

Residents leave Barangay Ucab in Itogon, Benguet where a massive landslide buried several houses at the height of typhoon Ompong's onslaught. Jonathan Cellona, ABS-CBN News