2 rescued as landslide hits shanty in Baguio
BAGUIO CITY — A taxi driver and a carwash attendant were rescued at 8 a.m Wednesday, July 26, from a landslide that buried a shanty within the compound of the Baguio General Hospital and Medical Center at the height of Typhoon Egay (international name: Doksuri).
Citing Baguio police director Colonel Francis Bulwayan, the City Public Information Office said the two men had been treated for injuries they suffered due to the erosion.
The city continued to experience strong winds and heavy rainfall due to Egay, causing widespread power interruptions.
Melchor Licoben, assistant general manager of the Benguet Electric Cooperative, said all lines were down in their service areas, which include the City of Pines, as howling winds continued to rip through northern Luzon.
He said only the Mankayan substation remained energized. INQ