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21 Sep 2018 | 03:17 AM UTC

Philippines: Death toll from landslide in Cebu rises /update 1

Philippines News Alert

Officials confirm at least 21 fatalities from a landslide that hit Naga (central Cebu) as of September 20; rescue efforts ongoing

TIMEFRAME expected from 9/20/2018, 12:00 AM until 9/25/2018, 11:59 PM (Asia/Manila). COUNTRY/REGION Cebu

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Event

Authorities confirmed that at least 21 people were killed by a landslide in Naga (central Cebu) as of Thursday evening (local time), September 20. Emergency responders were able to rescue another nine people on Thursday night from the rubble and warned that another 64 people are still missing. However, local officials said that operations are being disrupted by continued rains and loose soil. Recovery efforts are ongoing as of the morning of Friday, September 21.

Context

Dozens of homes were buried in the Barangay Tinaan and Sitio Sindulan areas of Naga on September 20 after heavy rains caused parted of a mountain to collapse.

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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