Miner killed in ComVal landslide
More News from Frinston Lim
More News from Inquirer Mindanao
Senior Superintendent Camilo Cascolan, Compostela Valley police chief, said the landslide took place in Barangay (village) Ngan in the municipality of Compostela.
He identified the dead miner as Jerry Manzanares, 42, of Poblacion, Compostela.
Cascolan said Manzanares’ body was pulled out of the debris by rescuers. Three other miners, whose identities were not immediately available, were also rescued and taken to a hospital for treatment, he added.
Julius Conejos, an employee of the local government, said days of incessant rains may have caused portion of a hill there to collapse, burying the victims.
Sitio (sub-village) Bango is a known gold-rich community in Compostela Valley where thousands of people have flocked since gold was first discovered there in the 1980s.
In 2011, over 40 people died after a section of a gold-rich mountain in nearby Pantukan town collapsed, burying a community of small-scale miners.
The Mines and Geosciences Bureau has included Barangay Ngan among areas with “very high susceptibility to landslides.”
Get Inquirer updates while on the go, add us on these apps:
Disclaimer: The comments uploaded on this site do not necessarily represent or reflect the views of management and owner of INQUIRER.net. We reserve the right to exclude comments that we deem to be inconsistent with our editorial standards.
To subscribe to the Philippine Daily Inquirer newspaper in the Philippines, call +63 2 896-6000 for Metro Manila and Metro Cebu or email your subscription request here.
Factual errors? Contact the Philippine Daily Inquirer's day desk. Believe this article violates journalistic ethics? Contact the Inquirer's Reader's Advocate. Or write The Readers' Advocate:
c/o Philippine Daily Inquirer Chino Roces Avenue corner Yague and Mascardo Streets, Makati City,Metro Manila, Philippines Or fax nos. +63 2 8974793 to 94