Six dead, 7 missing in southern Philippine landslide

Other News Materials 7 September 2008 09:58 (UTC +04:00)

Six people were killed and seven others missing when a landslide struck a mining village in the southern Philippines, local officials said Sunday, reported dpa.

At least 13 homes were buried in the landslide in Masara village in Maco town, Compostella Valley province, 930 kilometres south of Manila, on Saturday.

Provincial social worker Josephine Frasco said three days of continuous heavy rains triggered the landslide.

Jovencio Angera, village council head in Masara, said six people were killed and seven others still missing in the landslide. He added that more than 100 people were left homeless by the accident.

In August last year, a landslide also struck Masara, killing 10 people.