5 killed in Vizcaya landslide

Published November 12, 2020, 6:02 PM

by Liezle Basa Iñigo

NUEVA VIZCAYA –The Police Regional Office 2  reported Thursday that five persons were killed while nine others were missing in a landslide in Sitio Kinalabasa, Sitio Compound, and Sitio Bit-ang, Barangay Runrunu, Quezon, Nueva Vizcaya.

PCOL Ranser A Evasco, Acting Provincial Director, Nueva Vizcaya Police Provincial Office led the ongoing retrieval and rescue operation at the landslide area particularly at Brgy Runruno, Quezon, Nueva Vizcaya .( Nueva Vizcaya PPO/ PRO2/MANILA BULLETIN )

 Initial report from PRO2 Information Officer Police Lt. Col. Andree Abella said the landslide happened at around 4 p.m. Thursday.

“Naging malambot ang lupa dulot na rin ng patuloy na pag ulan dala ng bagyong Ulysses,” a resident said.

PCOL Ranser A Evasco, Acting Provincial Director, Nueva Vizcaya Police Provincial Office led the ongoing retrieval and rescue operation at the landslide area particularly at Brgy Runruno, Quezon, Nueva Vizcaya .( Nueva Vizcaya PPO/ PRO2/MANILA BULLETIN )

 Probers said  houses in the area are made of light materials and were totally buried in mud and rocks.

Three were killed in Sitio Bit-ang and one each in Sitio Kinalabasa and Sitio Compound.

Six residents were missing in Sitio Bit-ang and three in Sitio Compound.

Quezon Municipal Police  and  NVPPO personnel led by Police Col. Ranser A Evasco, acting provincial director, and the PDRRMC of Nueva Vizcaya are conducting search, rescue, and retrieval operations.

Teams led by Police Brig. Gen.  Crizaldo Nieves, PRO2  director, with other law enforcement and search and rescue teams, have started  distributing the initial 100 packs of relief goods and  providing immediate assistance.

 
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