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Saturday, September 21, 2019

Dalaguete landslide injures woman

A 55-YEAR-OLD woman was hurt during a landslide that occurred in Barangay Dumalan, Dalaguete at dawn yesterday.

Clara Amamangpang was outside her son’s house in Sitio Canlawilao at 4 a.m. when she noticed rocks falling from the cliff across from where she was.

Junrey Tenafrancia, Dalaguete municipal disaster risk reduction and management officer, told SunStar Cebu that Amamangpang immediately called her husband, Angel, to check it out.

But as her husband went outside, the entire side of the cliff began to collapse.

Amamangpang and her husband evacuated their family, including their grandchildren, from their home as rocks and earth started to barge in.

While her husband and four housemates escaped unscathed, Amamangpang suffered an injury on her left foot after a rock hit it.

Tenafrancia said that Amamangpang and her family were relocated to a relative who happened to be living nearby.

In a separate interview, Dalaguete Municipal Councilor Royce Nikko Cesante said that as of yesterday, around 50 percent of the road in Barangay Dumalan was cleared.

Cesante said that since 7 a.m., the town’s workers used its heavy equipment to remove debris from the road.

Only motorcycles were allowed to pass while the clearing continued.

Due to the incident, Cesante said, Dalaguete (population: 67,497) is considering conducting a re-survey of its mountain barangays to identify areas that are at risk of landslides.
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