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3 dead in Davao de Oro due to landslide

3 dead in davao de oro due to landslide

Three individuals lost their lives in a landslide triggered by intense rainfall associated with the low-pressure area’s trough in Maragusan, Davao de Oro announced on Thursday, February 1. 

As per the Maragusan Information Office, the remains of the deceased were recovered on Wednesday from the location at Purok Buongon, Sitio Saranga, Barangay Poblacion in Maragusan.

“Our town is surrounded by mountains so landslides are an ever-present threat. It’s been raining almost daily here,” Municipal disaster officer Romeo Tublag said.

The individuals who lost their lives were recognized as Ananias Andoy, aged 56, Virginia Buhian, aged 59, and Jerlyn Lada, aged 12, all of whom were residents of the locality.

The Municipal Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office (MDRRMO) in Maragusan is actively seeking an individual known as “Felipe,” who is believed to be trapped in the aftermath of the landslide in the area. 

Simultaneously, efforts persist in the search and rescue operations for two men reportedly buried in the soil at Sitio Panlaisan, Barangay Pichon, Caraga, Davao Oriental.

The Davao Region’s Office of the Civil Defense (OCD-Davao) stated on Thursday that heavy rains have impacted 2,103 families in Davao de Oro, 1,368 in Davao Oriental, and 729 in Davao City.

Out of the 2,103 families impacted in Davao de Oro, 1,164 reside in New Bataan, 439 in Monkayo, 218 in Nabunturan, 172 in Compostela, 61 in Pantukan, 34 in Montevista, and 6 in Maragusan. Additionally, there are 9 families for which the municipality is not specified.

In Davao Oriental, the OCD noted 1,368 affected families, with 1,142 in the provincial capital Mati City, 120 in Governor Generoso, 64 in Cateel, 38 in Caraga, and 4 in Boston. As per the latest updates, 105 families are reportedly in evacuation centers.

Presently, three roads in each province are impassable in Davao Oriental and Davao de Oro due to landslides and floods.

In Davao Oriental, power interruptions were reported in five barangays, while in Davao de Oro, two barangays experienced water interruptions.

According to PAGASA, the presence of the low-pressure area’s trough affecting a significant portion of Mindanao and parts of Eastern Visayas may lead to flooding and landslides, particularly in vulnerable areas.

The agency, in its Thursday morning report, warned of potential flash floods or landslides within the next 24 hours due to heavy to occasionally intense rainfall.


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