Philippines: Floods and Landslides - Dec 2011

Disaster description

Heavy rainfall in several regions has caused flooding and landslides since the end of December. Over 171,800 persons were affected and more than 72,000 were evacuated (Government, 30 Dec 2011).

On 5 Jan 2012, a landslide killed 42 people in Pantukan in the Compostela Valley province on Mindanao (Government, 15 Jan 2012). Government experts cite heavy rains, aggravated by unregulated gold mine tunnelling as the cause (IRIN, 12 Jan 2012).

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