‘Pablo:’ 60 stranded in Compostela Valley

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(2nd UPDATE) More than 60 people are stranded in a highway in Nabunturan, Compostela Valley


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MANILA, Philippines (2nd UPDATE) – More than 60 people are stranded in a highway in Nabunturan, Compostela Valley, after landslides and uprooted trees cut the road from Davao.

According to Rolando Mesias, one of the stranded passengers, they have not had anything to eat since 5 am Tuesday, December 4, as there is no water and electricity in the area. He also said that some houses in the area have been washed out, including a piggery.

Residents also reported that the river is beginning to swell in the area.

Help is needed to open the road access, Mesias said in a text message.

Reports also said that many roads in New Bataan, also in Compostela Valley, have been damaged and are no longer passable. Our correspondent in the area saw damaged houses, fallen trees and electric posts in the town of Mawab. – with reports from Charlie Saceda and Karlos Manlupig/Rappler.com

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