MANILA (DWDD) – Two brothers were killed when they were buried after a landslide in Taytay Rizal this morning due to relentless rains brought about by Typhoon Marin.
According to Engr. Elmer Espiritu, Head of the Taytay Municipal Disaster Risk Reduction Management Office (MDRRM), the incident occurred around 4 0’clock this morning at Barangay Dolores.
The victims were identified as Justine Pundal, 14 years old, and June Pundal, 17 years old, who were inside their house, near a creek, when the incident happened.
Espiritu added that baranggay officials in the are have been warning and evacuating illegal settlers near landslide prone areas, although some chose to remain, ncluding the Pundal brothers.
Meanwhile, the MDRRMO is set to implement “forced evacuation in the area to prevent further casualty. AES / ALS