DAVAO CITY, Philippines — Rescuers from Tacloban City Disaster Risk and Reduction Management Office (CDRRMO) retrieved the bodies of the four victims buried during the Sunday landslide in Barangay 43-B along Congressman Mate Avenue, Tacloban City.
The incident happened in the city-owned quarry claimed the lives of Alejandro Mayolargo, his common-law wife Sherry Jane Amancio, the village secretary, Amancio’s daughter Zoe Hernandez and Delia Carson.
Except for Carson the bodies of the three victims were discovered Monday night in a two-day retrieval operation.
The victims houses were buried when the wall measuring 3.6 meters (12 feet) high and 40 meters long collapsed Sunday at about 9p.m.
Mayor Cristina Romualdez said the mudslide caused the collapse a concrete wall and buried several houses along Cong. Artemio Mate Avenue in Quarry district, this city past 9 p.m. on Saturday.
“This is very unfortunate. After this incident, we immediately evacuated villagers near the landslide area to ensure safety,” Romualdez said in a media interview.
Romualdez who comforted Verity Sue Hernandez, the daughter of Amancio, promised to provide educational assistance to the girl as the city will help her in the burial of her parents.
The young Hernandez lost her parents and a sister.-Jiann A. Padillo/Newsline.ph