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.
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.
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.