Six dead in Philippine landslide

September 7th, 2008 - 2:31 pm ICT by IANS  

Manila, Sep 7 (DPA) Six people were killed and seven reported missing when a landslide struck a mining village in the southern Philippines,
At least 13 homes were buried in the landslide in Masara village in Maco town, Compostella Valley province, 930 km south of Manila, Saturday.

Provincial social worker Josephine Frasco said three days of continuous heavy rains triggered the landslide.

Jovencio Angera, village council head in Masara, said six people were killed and seven others still missing in the landslide. He added that more than 100 people were left homeless by the accident.

In August last year, a landslide also struck Masara, killing 10 people.

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