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Major Landslide In Mati, Davao Oriental Kills 3

26 Feb 2013

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As can be seen from this photo, the entire road has been blocked - a slide show of 34 unedited photos is below. Photo credit: Sarx Lanos 

A landslide in Oriental Davao has reportedly killed 3 people in a jeepney.

The incident happened at 1.30pm local time 26 Feb at Sitio Mayas, Barangay Tagabakid at the junction of Tarragona-Mati Road.

Richard Villacorte, administrator of Mati City confirmed three persons killed in the landslide.

He added that search and rescue operations were contiunuing after reports that three other vehicles were also involved in the landslide. 

The identities of the 3 casualties has been confirmed, they are:

Arturo Sucnaan, 57; Arnel Sucnaan, 35; and Leonara Mabandas, age unknown, all listed as residents of Tarragona. (See NDRRMC report below) 

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The Google map above shows the location of the landslide, about 7 kms north east of Mati proper 

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Photos by local journalist Sarx Lanos

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