Landslide kills 1 in Davao de Oro town

One person was instantly killed after a landslide buried a house in Barangay Mt. Diwata in Monkayo, Davao de Oro, early Tuesday morning.

A report from the Police Regional Office in Davao Region (PRO 11) identified the victim as Abner Abejo, 37, single, a resident of Gingoog City, Misamis Oriental.

The report stated that Abejo was sleeping in the kitchen area of a house owned by Lucy Petallana.

The incident was reported by Barangay Captain Pedro Samillano, Jr. prompting the personnel of Mt. Diwata sub police station to conduct an inspection in the area, along with the Municipal and Barangay Disaster Risk and Reduction Management Office.

PRO 11 said the landslide was caused by heavy rain in the area.

Source: Philippines News Agency