Woman dies, grandson hurt in Buguias landslide

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BUGUIAS, Benguet – A 76-year old woman died while his 8-year old grandson was injured after a huge landslide triggered by the continuous heavy monsoon rains buried their house at Cotcot- Bangao, here, Saturday night.

Mayor Ruben Tindaan identified the fatality as Gloria Rolando Matias, 76, married while he named the injured individual s Rafael Matias, Langawan, who was admitted at the Lutheran hospital, both residents of Cotcot, Bangao, Buguias, Benguet.

The local chief executive disclosed that both individuals were sleeping inside their house that was located below a mountain slope when the same was buried by a huge landslide that was reportedly triggered by the continuous heavy monsoon rains that prevailed in most parts of Northern Luzon over the past several days.

Emergency responders immediately conducted search and rescue operations that resulted in the recovery of the lifeless body of the woman while her grandson is now in stable condition in the Lutheran hospital and is now being treated for various heed and body injuries as a result of the landslide that buried their house.

Mayor Tindaan immediately ordered concerned offices of the municipal government to extend whatever appropriate assistance to the families of the fatality and the injured boy pursuant to existing rules and regulations for them to be able to recover from the tragic event in their lives.

By Dexter A. see

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