Days After Typhoon Mangkhut, Another Major Landslide Leaves 21 Dead In The Philippines

Posted In: News Date:Sep 20th, 2018

A second major landslide buried dozens of homes in Naga city in the Philippines on Thursday, killing at least 21 people and burying many more as rescuers quickly attempted to find survivors as some of the buried were sending text messages or calling relatives to ask for help, according to The Associated Press.

The landslide covered nearly 30 homes spread across two rural villages just outside Naga city in the Cebu province, according to city police chief Roderick Gonzalez, who was supervising the search and rescue operation.

At least seven injured villagers were rescued from the mass of debris and dirt.

Gonzales said some victims were able to send text messages describing where they were buried in the landslide.

Nimrod Parba, 26, told The AP a relative called him on Thursday morning to say their house was trapped beneath the mess of materials, begging to be rescued.

But the calls stopped and the relative could not be reached hours later.