Death toll in Naga, Cebu, landslide now at 29

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)

RESCUE. Responders dig for survivors of the landslide in Naga City, Cebu. File photo by Jadee Borinaga

RESCUE. Responders dig for survivors of the landslide in Naga City, Cebu.

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.

The landslide came just 5 days after the massive landslide in the mining town of Itogon, Benguet, which was triggered by Typhoon Ompong (Mangkhut). At least 54 deaths have been recorded so far in Itogon as of Thursday. – with reports from Rambo Talabong/Rappler.com