Friday, June 17, 2016

Landslide buries driver alive inside truck
By Jorge Hallare

LEGAZPI CITY, June 16 (PNA) -- A driver was buried alive inside his truck when a part of the mountain in Sitio Pinaric, Barangay Ogod, Donsol, Sorsogon, eroded around 3:00 p.m. Wednesday.

A police report identified the victim as Salvador M. Cadag, 40, a resident of the place, who was rushed to the Donsol District Hospital after being dug out by a rescue team but was declared dead on arrival by the attending doctor.

The report said Cadag saw the sliding soil and large trees going towards the parked truck beside the mountain and quickly went inside to move it to a safe place.

However, tons of eroded soil buried him and the truck.

Residents said heavy rains in Donsol in the past days was the likely cause of the sudden soil erosion. (PNA) LAM/FGS/JH/CBD/EDS