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Philippines, Landslide in Zamboanga del Sur

11:45 Oct 6 2018 Zamboanga Del Sur

Philippines, Landslide in Zamboanga del Sur
Description
undreds of bus passengers

were stranded for 2 1/2 hours along the highway in Barangay Lacupayan, Tigbao town, Zamboanga del Sur after heavy rain caused a landslide on Saturday afternoon.

Engineer Francisco Maca, Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction and Management (PDRRM) officer, told the Inquirer that trips of passenger buses and other vehicles plying the Pagadian City to Zamboanga City route halted at 2:30 p.m. after the landslide rendered the highway impassable.

There were no fatalities or casualties due to this incident, and traffic resumed again at 5 p.m., after the road was cleared of mud and debris.
Additional Data
Country: Philippines
Affected Area / Region: Zamboanga Del Sur

Casualties

Affected Persons: 200

Damages

Damaged infrastructure (e.g. road, water network): Highway in Barangay Lacupayan was impassableAccess to early warning: No

Credibility: UP DOWN 0

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