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Landslide hits Catanduanes, cuts road between Viga and Virac

/ 12:07 PM January 03, 2018

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MASBATE CITY – A landslide hit two parts of a road in Viga town in Catanduanes province on Wednesday morning, police report said.

Authorities said heavy rain in the province caused soil to loosen and cascade down a road in Barangay P. Vera, which has become impassable, affecting vehicles traveling between Viga and Virac.

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The local government of Viga and the Department of Public Works and Highways in Catanduanes have started clearing operations.

Meanwhile, relief goods were distributed to residents who have not been able to leave their homes due to inclement weather. No evacuations have taken place in the province, authorities said. /cbb

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