Monday, December 13, 2010

3 soldiers injured in Marawi landslide

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY, Philippines (Mindanao Examiner / Dec. 13, 2010) – Three army soldiers were injured after their jeep was trapped in a landslide that hit a village in the southern Philippines, officials said Monday.

Officials said the jeep was travelling the village of Emie when the landslide occurred and a concrete rail on the side of the road prevented the vehicle from falling into a ravine.

“Three troopers of the 7th Field Artillery Unit were injured,” said First Lieutenant Mylene Sagadraca, a spokesperson for the 103rd Infantry Brigade. “The concrete guard rail alongside the national highway prevented the vehicle from falling into the steep ravine.”

Two more landslides were reported in the same village and covered much of the road linking it to other villages. It was not immediately known whether any civilians were injured in the two landslides. (Bong Fabe)

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