LANDSLIDE. Members of Sangay MDRRM, Sangay PNP, and Tigaon Rescue Team recover the body of a victim of landslide in Bgy. Sibaguan in Sangay, Camarines Sur. The Sangay-Tiwi Road has become impassable following landslides in many sections of the mountain highway facing Lagonoy Gulf. The past days’ continuous rains were blamed for the deadly landslides. PHOTOS BY HAROLD BRYAN ARENQUE SAN FELIPE
By Juan Escandor Jr.
NAGA CITY---Four landslides occurred in the town of Sangay in Camarines Sur because of incessant rains brought about by Tropical Depression “Ramil” that left one dead and two more injured, an official of the Camarines Sur provincial government said today, Nov. 2.
Lucena Bermeo, chief of the Environment, Disaster Management and Emergency Office (Edmero), identified the
fatality as Ryan Lasamareñas, 32. The landslide took place in Barangay Sibaguan, Sangay town in the early morning of Nov. 2.
Bermeo said Lasamareñas was found by rescuers still wrapped in blanket underneath the debris that wrecked their house early morning Thursday.
Christian Verdan, a resident of Sibaguan, said a companion of Lasamareñas inside the house identified as Felipe Olaño, 85, was able to run out of the house when he heard the booming sound before the earth debris struck the house. Olaño suffered minor injuries.
Bermeo said Sibaguan is located along the coastal road that hogged the mountain from Sangay town in Camarines Sur to Tiwi town in Albay.
She said one Cristy Bantal, 19, of Sitio Odingan in Barangay Turague, also in Sangay town, suffered minor injury and was brought to the hospital after a separate landslide occurred in the area.
Bermeo said two landslides happened in Barangay Sibaguan and two others took place in Barangays Turague and Bongalon, also in Sangay, respectively.
She also reported that on the previous day, Nov. 1, seven barangays in Baao town; two barangays in Garchitorena; four barangays in Lagonoy; and one barangay each in Iriga City and Caramoan were flooded.