Marawi evacuees living in transitory shelters anxious of landslides amid heavy rains
ILIGAN CITY——The rains are making some residents in a transitory shelter site for Marawi City evacuees anxious as loosened soil slid down towards their homes Friday night.
No one was hurt from the incident as some 20 families were able to escape the landslide in Barangay Bonganga at around 6 p.m.
Alexander Alag, Marawi city information officer-designate, said the landslide was brought by three hours of continuous heavy rains.
The drainage that workers of a saw mill at the upper part of the shelter site made triggered the mud that flowed down to sectors 54 and 55 of the site, according to Alag.
“The mud covered the road and were stuck just a meter away from the houses, luckily the rains slowed,” Alag said.
Personnel of the City Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office, soldiers of the Army’s 82nd Infantry Battalion and Marawi police worked through the evening to clear the mud stuck on the road.
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