Monday, July 04, 2011

2 killed in Bukidnon landslide

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY, Philippines (Mindanao Examiner / July 4, 2011) – Two people were reported killed on Monday and more than a dozen missing after a landslide hit a village in the southern Philippine province of Bukidnon. police said.

Police said heavy rains loosened mud and boulders in the village called Lumbayao in Valencia City.

It said two bodies had been recovered and the search was continuing for more than dozen people who were reported missing from the landslide. It was not immediately known whether those missing were trapped or buried in the landslide.

The Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) earlier warned of two low pressure areas in Mindanao and in Visayas which are causing widespread rains in the country.

Just last week, heavy rains triggered flash floods in Davao City after its river overflowed and left 30 people dead and affected tens of thousands of people. Last month, Cotabato City was also under water after a cyclon ravaged Mindanao and left more than a dozen people dead. (Mindanao Examiner)

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