MANILA, Philippines - Five people have been killed in landslides and floods caused by heavy rains in Surigao provinces, authorities reported Friday.
Police found the bodies of Nenita Corpuz, 57 and Julie Culapu, 47 in Barangay Pantukan, Carrascal town in Surigao del Sur, around 7 p.m. Thursday.
Police said that Corpuz and Culapu were visiting their rice farms amid heavy rains when they were buried by a landslide.
In Surigao del Norte, Carlio Benocilla, 26 and Raymund Bonotan, 25 were also killed in a landslide in Barangay Masgad in Malimono town in Surigao del Norte.
Another resident identified as Romeo Boboy Jr., 18, remains missing. Rescue and retrieval operations for Boboy were ongoing.
Meanwhile, police said that Aladin Corporal, 32, died from drowning after he was swept by floodwaters in Barangay San Antonio in Madrid, Surigao del Sur, on Thursday night.
Authorities said the floods and landslides were caused by continuous rains in Surigao. – Report from ABS-CBN Caraga