LOOK: Landslide hits Valencia in Negros Oriental

Annie Perez, ABS-CBN News

Posted at May 25 2017 11:22 AM

A landslide hit a mountain road in Barangay Pulangbato in Valencia, Negros Oriental early Thursday.

Residents said they heard a loud rumbling noise past 1 a.m. before loose soil and rocks cascaded down the mountain and blocked the road.

Local officials said rainfall in Valencia in the past 4 days may have softened the soil and caused the landslide.

The local government unit is planning to set up a retaining wall in the area to avoid a similar incident in the future.

Valencia is the adjacent town of Dumaguete City in Negros Oriental.