WATCH: Residents leave landslide-hit village in Benguet


Posted at Sep 16 2018 06:06 PM | Updated as of Sep 17 2018 08:49 AM

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Residents evacuate a small village in Itogon, Benguet Sunday following reports that landslides have left 32 people dead in the municipality. 

A video taken by ABS-CBN News photojournalist Jonathan Cellona showed villagers walking through the mud in an area hit by landslide following heavy rains brought by Typhoon Ompong. 

Mayor Victorio Palangdan said rescuers are trying to save more than 40 people trapped in a bunkhouse in Barangay Ucab that was buried in a landslide. 

A village chief said rains brought by the southwest monsoon had softened the earth even before the onslaught of the typhoon, causing the landslides. 

ABS-CBN News, Sept 16, 2018