Three siblings died after their house in La Trinidad, Benguet, was buried by a landslide Monday night, October 11, while Severe Tropical Storm Maring was pounding the town.
The Teligo family were having dinner inside their house in Central Purok Ubbog in Barangay Ambiong when the landslide occurred.
Neighbors rushed to rescue the family and the parents were found alive.
All their children – aged 2, 6, and 8 – were not able to make it to the hospital.
Monday rainfall in the valley was one of the heaviest on record, Mayor Romeo Salda said.
On Monday night, the town was stranded when the three major entry roads were either closed by landslides or flooding.
In its 8 am bulletin, the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical, and Astronomical Services Administration said that Severe Tropical Storm Maring (Kompasu) was already moving away from extreme Northern Luzon early Tuesday morning, October 12, but it continued to trigger heavy rain.
Maring made landfall in Cagayan’s Fuga Island at 8:10 pm on Monday, October 11, causing floods that submerged parts of Cagayan Valley, the Ilocos Region, and the Cordillera Administrative Region (CAR). – Rappler.com