Landslide hits Sarangani town

KORONADAL CITY (MindaNews/20 July)—Landslides brought by heavy rains hit a remote farming village in Malapatan, Sarangani Friday, an official said on Saturday.

Marife Tenorio, Department of the Interior and Local Government operations officer in Malapatan, said the landslide in Sitio Klalang, Barangay Kihan affected 60 households and damaged an estimated 100 hectares of farmlands.

She said the affected households have been transferred to safer places.

Members of the Municipal Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council have rushed to the area to assist the affected villagers, Tenorio said.

She said the incident was not immediately reported Friday due to lack of communication signal in the area.

Road accessibility was also a problem, she added.

There was no immediate estimate as to the cost of damage to crops and infrastructure. (MindaNews)