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NDRRMC Update: SitRep No 11 re Landslide Incident in Pantukan, Compostela Valley

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I. SITUATION OVERVIEW

On or about 3:00 AM of January 5, 2012, a landslide occurred at the hilly portion of Sitio Diat 1 to Diat 700, a gold panning area in Barangay Napnapan, Pantukan, Compostela Valley Province. Said incident occurred due to continuous rains in the recent days. Dozens were buried alive while several shanties/ houses made with light materials were wiped out.

Casualties (Tab A)

Dead 38 (35 identified)
Injured 16 (9 identified)
Missing 37

II. ACTIONS TAKEN (deployed assets by agency)
NDRRMC

  • NDRRMC Executive Director and OCD Administrator USEC Benito T. Ramos together with RDRRMC-XI Dir. Liza R. Mazo and staff extended financial assistance to the families of the dead victims at the Saint Theresa Funeral Homes in Mabini, Compostela Valley and at Davao Regional Hospital in Tagum City for the injured victims

DRRMCs

  • MDRRMC Pantukan convened and discussed the following matters:

Shift from SEARCH AND RESCUE TO RETRIEVAL OPERATIONS
Relocation of families living along hazard areas
PhP5,000.00 burial assistance

  • Forced evacuation was conducted by the local government to families who are staying in landslide areas; six houses were initially demolished

  • Search and retrieval operations is still ongoing