Cebu landslide death toll climbs to 48

Aiza Layague, ABS-CBN News

Posted at Sep 23 2018 10:12 PM

NAGA, Cebu - The death toll from a landslide in this city has climbed to 48, authorities said Sunday night.

Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office head Baltazar Tribunalo said 47 others are still missing.

Rescuers are working double time just to locate the remaining missing persons.

As the search and rescue operation continues, Tribunalo said the rescuers are now extending the operations to Upper Tagaytay in Barangay Tinaan following reports that some of the residents there were also affected by the landslide.