Death toll in Davao de Oro landslide reaches 10, injured 31, says PNP | Inquirer News

Death toll in Davao de Oro landslide reaches 10, injured 31, says PNP

By: - Reporter / @FArgosinoINQ
/ 05:16 PM February 08, 2024

Maco, Davao de Oro landslide

RESCUE, FIRST-AID OPS A rescue team of Philippine Army’s 60th Infantry Battalion (left photo) arrives in Tagum, Davao del Norte, with one of the injured airlifted from the site of Feb. 6 landslide in Maco, Davao de Oro. Volunteers from Philippine Red Cross (PRC) (above) were also among the first responders at the site, arriving early morning of Wednesday. PRC chair, former Sen. Richard Gordon, said the team was able to retrieve two injured workers and provide “psychosocial first aid” to 10 affected individuals. (Photo from Philippine Army and Philippine Red Cross)

MANILA, Philippines — Ten miners have reportedly died, and 31 others were injured following a landslide that hit Maco, Davao de Oro last Tuesday, according to Philippine National Police (PNP).

In a message to reporters, PNP spokesperson Colonel Jean Fajardo shared data containing the additional fatalities recorded at around 3 p.m. on Thursday.


Data showed the number of missing persons likewise increased to 83 from the 46 recorded yesterday.


According to Eastern Mindanao Command (EastMinCom), several buses carrying 86 employees of Apex Mines were hit by the landslide.

A few hours later, on Wednesday morning, EastMinCom reported 45 people had been rescued.

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