Heavy rains trigger landslide in Puerto Princesa
PUERTO PRINCESA CITY — A landslide early Friday blocked part of the national highway in Barangay Langogan, north of this city, due to incessant heavy rains, authorities said.
The landslide also caused a traffic jam, stranding several vehicles in both directions.
Langogan village chief Camilo Bebit said intense rains began to pour Thursday evening and lasted for several hours until early dawn, triggering the landslide between 2 a.m. and 3 a.m.
The Department of Public Works and Highways Palawan 1st Engineering District sent a loader from Roxas town to the area to clear the debris.
Bebit said he would inspect other areas in the barangay that are landslide-prone. The incident did not affect any resident, he added.
City Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office head Earl Timbancaya said rain was measured at 50 millimeters in the last 24 hours as of 7 a.m. Friday.
He said the road was made passable to light vehicles at 7:17 a.m. INQ
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