A massive search was still underway for dozens of people feared dead after landslides in the gold-mining town of Itogon in the north.It's not immediately clear how many residents were trapped in Naga city, where rescuers were treading carefully in small groups on the unstable ground to avoid further casualties. A landslide set off by heavy rains buried homes under part of a mountainside in the central Philippines on Thursday, and several people are feared buried, including two who sent text messages seeking help. We're striking a balance between intensifying our rescue efforts and ensuring the safety of our rescuers," Naga city Councilor Carmelino Cruz said by phone.Cristita Villarba, a 53-year-old resident, told AP by phone that her husband and son were preparing to leave for work when the ground shook and they were overwhelmed by a roar. Villarba said a light rain has stopped when the landslide hit and there were no rains on Wednesday.More than 300 villagers were evacuated from the area for safety as search and rescue work continues, Angeline Templo, an assistant to the mayor, told AP by phone.Naga is a coastal city with a population of more than 100,000. All of us ran out," Villarba said, adding she, her husband and three children were shocked but unhurt.Outside, she saw the house of her elderly brother, Lauro, who live with his family about two houses away, was buried in the landslide. Fri 21 Sep 2018 03.04 EDT Last ... A villager looks at the extent of damage following the landslide in Naga, central Philippines. IN MEMORY. 21 Sep 2018 17:08 GMT (Philippine Red Cross - Cebu Chapter via AP) Seven injured villagers were rescued from the huge mound of earth and debris.Some victims still managed to send text messages after the landslide hit, Gonzales said, adding elderly women and a child were among the dead.The landslide hit while several northern Philippine provinces were still dealing with deaths and widespread damage wrought by Typhoon Mangkhut, which pummeled the agricultural region Saturday and left more than 80 dead and 71 others missing.
"More than a dozen people live in his brother's home, mostly his family and grandchildren, she said, adding many small houses in her community got hit.It's not clear what set off the landslide, but some residents blamed limestone quarries, which they suspect may have damaged and caused cracks in the mountainside facing their villages. Cebu province was not directly hit by Mangkhut but the massive typhoon helped intensify monsoon rains in a large part of the archipelago, including the central and southern regions.Get all the stories you need-to-know from the most powerful name in news delivered first thing every morning to your inboxThis material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed. "Many of our neighbors were crying and screaming for help. The avalanche surged down on about 30 rural houses after daybreak in Naga city in Cebu province, Roderick Gonzales, the city police chief, told The Associated Press by telephone as he helped supervise the search and rescue.
The huge mining-induced landslide at Naga City in Cebu in the Philippines was truly astounding. 6. The landslide surged down on about 30 houses in two rural villages after daybreak in Naga city in Cebu province, city police chief Roderick Gonzales said. Philippines: At least 29 dead in Cebu landslide Quarrying operations suspended in parts of Philippines after a new landslide kills dozens in Mangkhut's wake. MANILA, Philippines – The huge landslide in Naga City, Cebu, has left at least 56 dead, the police said on Tuesday, September 25, or 5 days after the disaster.In its latest update on Tuesday, the Naga City Police Station said the figure According to Naga City Mayor Kristine Chiong, the houses were occupied by the employees of quarrying company Apo Land and Quarry Corporation (ALQC).Following the landslide in Naga, Environment Secretary Roy Cimatu on Friday, September 21, suspended quarry operations in Central Visayas and 7 other regions pending their safety assessment.The ALQC on Saturday, September 22, said it intends to fully comply with the environment department's cease and desist order.The landslide in Naga City came just 5 days after the massive landslide in the