Landslide kills 5 children in Iligan City

Published November 14, 2021, 4:06 PM

by Bonita Ermac

ILIGAN CITY – Five children died while their parents survived after a deadly landslide struck their home Sunday morning, November 14 at Purok 2, Sitio Sawsaw, Barangay Mandulog here.

Mandulog Barangay Captain Abungal Cauntungan in an interview over a local radio station said eight families were affected including Jessie and Shiela Mae Barulan.

The Barulan couple’s five children unfortunately ended up as casualties and they were identified as seven-month-old Shemabel, three-year-old Trishamae, six-year-old Kent Warren, four-year-old Xian and eight-year-old CJ.

Authorities conduct retrieval operation after a landslide struck a hilly portion in Barangay Mandulog Sunday, November 14, in Iligan City. (Photo courtesy of Iligan City Police Office/Manila Bulletin)

All five were declared dead on arrival at two hospitals, the Adventist Medical Center and Gregorio T. Lluch Memorial Hospital (GTLMH), where they were separately rushed.

Cauntungan said a total of eight houses where damaged during the landslide.

It was believed that several days of rain in that hilly area led to the loosening up of the soil and the eventual avalanche.