MANILA, Philippines (UPDATED) – The number of people killed by the landslide in Naga City, Cebu, rose to 29 on Friday, September 21, the local police said.
Naga City Police Chief Inspector Roderick Gonzales provided the list as of 3 pm Friday, some identified as follows:
Those rescued, all injured, are the following:
The landslide occurred around 6 am Thursday, September 20, affecting around 24 houses in barangays Tinaan and Naalad. (IN PHOTOS: Rescuers dig for survivors in Naga, Cebu, landslide)
File photo by Jadee Borinaga
According to police, part of the mountain in Sitio Sindulan in Barangay Tinaan eroded following days of heavy monsoon rains in the city.
Rescuers were still digging for residents trapped inside their houses for the second day since the disaster.