BAGUIO, Philippines – “Pray for Natonin, Mountain Province,” posted Palace Communications Assistant Secretary Marie Banaag, who was a former mayor of the Mountain Province town.
This was after about 30 residents, who evacuated to the Department of Public Works and Highways - 2nd District Engineering Office in Barangay Banawel, were trapped when the building was buried by a landslide Tuesday afternoon, October 30.
Natonin Mayor Mateo Chiyawan confirmed that 4 of the evacuees were already dead. Rescuers are digging into the rubble to look for survivors.
The landslide, which occurred at about 4 pm, had the side of the mountain burying the DPWH building, which was beside the road.
Aside from the evacuees, DPWH personnel were reported to be inside the building. – Rappler.com