Miner killed, 5 injured as landslide hits Composteral Valley areas

Coal Mountain

TAGUM CITY—A miner was killed and five others were injured in yet another landslide in a mining village in Mt. Diwalwal in Monkayo, Compostela Valley, police said on Saturday.

Supt. Cydric Earl Tamayo, Monkayo police chief, said  rains in the past few days triggered the landslide that buried a house and a gold processing plant in the area on Wednesday.

Senior Supt. Camilo Cascolan, Compostela Valley police chief, said the police got the report late because communication lines were down in the area.

Tamayo identified the fatality as Cirilo Seguerra, 25, a transient. Those injured were identified as Roseric Mercado, 36, the owner of the house buried in the landslide; his relatives, Ronald, 27, and Benjie, 26, also surnamed Mercado; Rodel Sacon, 25; and Jerico Humilid, 24.

Tamayo said the victims were miners apparently under the employ of Roseric.

Landslides are a regular occurrence in the mining community of more…

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