A LANDSLIDE resulted in the death of a 49-year-old laborer in Mondragon, Northern Samar over the weekend.

The victim was identified as Jerry Sagonoy Marino, married, and a resident of Barangay Cahicsan, Mondragon.

In an initial investigation, authorities said the victim was digging for the drainage of Kalahi CIDSS project at the said barangay on Saturday morning, August 19, 2023.

However, a heavy landslide occurred in the area, causing the victim to be covered with mud.

Barangay officials and co-workers tried to rescue and revive the victim but turned futile, according to the police.

The victim was temporarily brought to his own house for the post-mortem examination.

Municipal Disaster Risk Reduction Management Office personnel have conducted clearing operations in the area. (SunStar Philippines)