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Philippines: Landslide kills three in Cebu September 20

A landslide in central Cebu buried 20 homes and killed at least three people on September 20

20 Sep 03:13 AM UTC
TIMEFRAME expected from 9/20/2018, 12:00 AM until 9/20/2018, 11:59 PM (Asia/Manila). COUNTRY/REGION Cebu
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Event

A landslide killed three people on the central Philippines island of Cebu on the morning (local time) of Thursday, September 20. Local police reported that part of a mountain in Naga in central Cebu collapsed around 06:00 following heavy rain, burying at least 20 homes and killing three people. Rescue and recovery efforts are underway to reach others feared to be buried in the debris. The rain and landslide were unrelated to Typhoon Mangkhut, which hit northern Philippines on September 15.

Advice

Individuals present in affected areas are advised to keep abreast of the situation, to avoid areas directly hit by landslides, and to adhere to any orders issued by the local authorities.

 

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