Landslide displaces 23 families in Davao Sur-A A +A
Monday, February 25, 2013
MANILA -- At least 23 families were evacuated when a landslide hit a village in Davao del Sur over the weekend, the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) said Monday.
In a belated report, the NDRRMC said the landslide incident occurred at Purok Cadena de Amor, Barangay Coronan, Sta. Cruz town around 4 a.m. on Saturday.
No casualties and damaged houses were reported, the NDRRMC said.
It added that the affected families were evacuated to the village’s gymnasium.
According to the agency, the landslide was triggered by the continuous moderate to heavy rains that had prevailed over the region.
Last week, Tropical Depression "Crising" dumped rains in Mindanao which triggered six flashflood and six landslide incidents, according to the NDRRMC.
In Davao del Sur, flooding was monitored by the agency at Barangays Pong-pong, San Isidro and Buca in Sta. Maria town on Friday dawn.
"The flashflood occurred after Buca River swell into critical level that caused the earth dike to give in," the NDRRMC said in its report.
Crising has left at least four people dead, two missing, and affected 262,880 people as of Sunday afternoon. (Emmanuel Louis Bacani/Sunnex)