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LOOK: Police join search for survivors at Itogon landslide site

/ 01:29 PM September 17, 2018

Policemen (in blue shirts) join rescuers on Monday, Sept. 17, 2018, in looking for dozens of people believed trapped after a landslide hit Barangay Ucab in Itogon town in Benguet province. PHOTO COURTESY OF CORDILLERA REGIONAL POLICE OFFICE

Policemen have joined search and rescue efforts at a landslide area in Itogon, Benguet, where dozens of people are believed trapped.

Photos provided by the Cordillera Police Regional Office show officers at the site in Barangay Ucab, where a massive mudslide took place at the height of Typhoon “Ompong’s” onslaught on Saturday.

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Earlier reports said miners took shelter in bunkhouses on a hillside in the area.  However, continuous rain and winds brought by Typhoon “Ompong” softened and eroded the land which fell on the buildings.

The National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council said rescue and clearing operations were continueing. /cbb

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Policemen (in blue shirts) form a line hauling debris from a landslide site in Barangay Ucab in Itogon town in Benguet province on Monday, Sept. 17, 2018. Dozens of people are believed trapped under tons of soil and rock that fell on several bunkhouses at the height of the onslaught of Typhoon ‘Ompong’ on Saturday, Sept. 15, 2018. PHOTO COURTESY OF CORDILLERA REGIONAL POLICE OFFICE

Armed with shovels, police join the search for survivors at the landslide site in Barangay Ucab in Itogon town in Benguet province, on Sept. 17, 2018. PHOTO COURTESY OF CORDILLERA REGIONAL POLICE OFFICE

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