3 kids die as landslide buries home in Benguet town
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.
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.
Torrential rains and strong winds whipped Monday through Benguet and other northern Luzon areas due to the storm.
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