4 survivors, 3 dead, several missing on Philippine landslide

4 survivors, 3 dead, several missing on Philippine landslide

MANILA, Philippines – Philippine officials say rescuers pulled out four survivors and three bodies, but several were missing after a massive landslide was torn down by a typhoon at two government buildings in a northern mountainous province.

Regional police chief Rolando Nana says there are still at least 18 people missing from the landslide in the remote city of Natonin in the province of Mountain. Smaller land and stone chutes on the roads leading to Natonin have slowed the advance of rescue workers and earthmoving equipment.

Civil Protection Commissioner Jennifer Pangket says up to 24 people may still be trapped in the landslide, which happened when typhoon Yutu hit the region on Tuesday. At least nine people have died as a result of the typhoon that exploded on Tuesday from the northern Philippines.

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