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Landslide stops traffic for 2.5 hours along Zambo del Sur highway

/ 11:42 PM October 06, 2018
Zamboanga del Sur landslide

Heavy rainfall caused a landslide along the highway in Barangay Lacupayan, Tigbao town, Zamboanga del Sur on Saturday, Oct. 6, 2018. (Photo by JERRY KIMOS / Inquirer Mindanao)

PAGADIAN CITY — Hundreds of bus passengers were stranded for 2 1/2 hours along the highway in Barangay Lacupayan, Tigbao town, Zamboanga del Sur after heavy rain caused a landslide on Saturday afternoon.

Engineer Francisco Maca, Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction and Management (PDRRM) officer, told the Inquirer that trips of passenger buses and other vehicles plying the Pagadian City to Zamboanga City route halted at 2:30 p.m. after the landslide rendered the highway impassable.

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But traffic resumed again at 5 p.m., after the road was cleared of mud and debris. /atm

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