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3 killed in Mati City landslide

By: - Bureau Chief / @inqmindanao
/ 06:51 PM February 26, 2013

DAVAO CITY, Philippines – Three persons were confirmed killed in a landslide in Mati City in Davao Oriental on Tuesday noon.

Richard Villacorte, administrator of the city of Mati, said that as of 5 p.m., three persons have been confirmed killed in the landslide that struck a portion of the highway in the village of Tagabacid.

Villacorte said search and rescue operations were ongoing following reports that three passing vehicles were buried in the landslide.

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He said the landslide may have been caused by the loosening of soil following last week’s almost daily downpour.

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