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10 killed in landslide in Albay due to ‘Amang’

/ 11:50 AM January 18, 2015

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LEGAZPI CITY, Philippines – At least 10 persons were believed killed in a landslide that occurred at the farming village of Inang Maharang in the town of Manito in Albay early on Sunday as Tropical Storm “Amang” was crossing through the province.

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Cedric Daep, head of the Albay Public Safety and Emergency Management Office (Apsemo), said they received a report from his cousin, town Mayor Cesar Daep, that the persons feared dead were residents of two houses that were buried in the landslide.

Daep said two military helicopters from the Philippine Air Force Tactical Operations Group 5 based in Legazpi City were deployed to the area to assist in the search operation and to rescue at least 100 trapped villagers, as the landslide also covered the lone road linking Inang Maharang to the town proper of Manito.

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The landslide was triggered by heavy rains brought on by Amang, he said.

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