'Urduja' brings floods, landslides to N. Mindanao


Posted at Nov 26 2009 12:29 AM | Updated as of Nov 26 2009 08:29 AM

MANILA - Tropical depression Urduja brought non-stop rains in parts of Northern Mindanao, causing floods and landslides in the region.

Since Tuesday evening, Cagayan de Oro City reported nonstop rains, accompanied by strong winds, causing floods in the city's streets.

Several families were rescued from their flooding homes, some waiting 9 hours before being rescued.

A 4-month-old baby, Kizia Joy Martinez, reportedly died after the ambulance she was in got stranded due to the floods.

Martinez reportedly died after the ambulance's oxygen supply was used up when the vehicle got stranded on their way back to Bukidnon.

Meanwhile, 2 children were reportedly buried alive in a landslide in Jasaan town in Misamis Oriental province.

More than 1,500 families were evacuated due to the flashfloods in the region. With a report from Rod Bolivar, ABS-CBN Northern Mindanao