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310 evacuated as landslide hits Subic

MANILA, Aug 2011 (Mabuhay) —
A total of 76 families or 310 people were evacuated after a landslide caused by heavy rain hit Subic town in Zambales province Friday.

The National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) said the incident occurred at 10:30 a.m. at Asinan village in Subic.

“A total of 310 persons were affected and evacuated to two evacuation centers (at the) barangay hall and senior citizen hall (in) Asinan proper,” it said.

Clearing operations were still going on as of Saturday even as there was no casualty reported, it said.

Meanwhile, at least 15 villages in Mindoro Occidental have been flooded since Monday also due to heavy rain.

The NDRRMC said these include three in Calintaan town; eight in Sablayan; and two each in San Jose and Sta. Cruz.

A total of 2,065 families or 10,325 people had been affected, although only 260 families from Sablayan were brought to the Ilaya Day Care Center.

Rendered impassable were Marumpungin and Cambatok Bridges in Calintaan (passable only to medium and heavy vehicles); parts of Buenavista in Sablayan (knee-deep floods); and Mompong Bridge in Malisbong, Sablayan (cut off). (MNS)

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