WATCH: Authorities dig through rubble to search for survivors in Benguet landslide

Raphael Bosano, ABS-CBN News

Posted at Sep 17 2018 12:35 PM | Updated as of Sep 17 2018 06:28 PM

MANILA - Rescuers on Monday spotted a body lying the rubble in Itogon, Benguet as authorities continue their search for survivors of the deadly landslide.

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Mayor Victorio Palangdan earlier said more than 40 people were trapped in a bunkhouse in Barangay Ucab that was buried in a landslide. Officials said the rescuers are rushing to dig through the rubble before the soil hardens.

Thirty-four people have been confirmed dead in the town, with 3 bodies still unidentified, according to Councilor Arnel Bahingawan.