Christmas eve landslide in Dinagat kills 1
MANILA - A man died in a landslide in Purok 4, Barangay Navarro, in Basilisa, Dinagat Province a few hours before Christmas on Tuesday night.
The victim, Edgar Gallardo, 47, was inside his house when the incident happened.
According to the Basilisa Municipal Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office (MDRRMO), the landslide was caused by heavy rains.
Residents living near Gallardo's house have already been evacuated.
Retrieval operation for the victim is still ongoing.
Meanwhile, a security guard working for Wellex Mining in Tubajon was hurt after a portion of the mining site caved in on Wednesday morning.
Tubajon Municipal Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Officer Benjiemen Vargas and Mayor Romeo Vargas went to the site to assess the incident. -- with reports from Richmond Hinayon, ABS-CBN News Butuan