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3 kids die as landslide buries home in Benguet town

/ 11:17 AM October 12, 2021
Authorities and some concerned citizens rescued a resident of Buguias, Benguet after a landslide triggered by Tropical Storm "Maring" covered the victim’s house

Authorities and some concerned citizens rescued a resident of Buguias, Benguet after a landslide triggered by Tropical Storm “Maring” covered the victim’s house on Monday. /PNP Buguias

BAGUIO CITY––Three children were killed Monday evening after a landslide buried their home in La Trinidad town, Benguet province at the height of Severe Tropical Storm “Maring” (Kompasu), authorities said.

Rescue personnel said the victims were siblings 2-, 6-, and 8-year-old residents of Barangay Ambiong.

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In a radio interview, La Trinidad Mayor Romeo Salda said the children were taken to a hospital but were declared dead on arrival.

Salda said the children’s parents were rescued.

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Torrential rains and strong winds whipped Monday through Benguet and other northern Luzon areas due to the storm.

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