(UPDATE) 10 dead in Zambales landslides
Dennis Carcamo (The Philippine Star) - September 23, 2013 - 11:31am

MANILA, Philippines - Ten people have been confirmed killed in separate landslides in two towns in Zambales province due to heavy rains on Monday morning.

The Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council said four people died in a landslide in Barangay Aglao, San Marcelino town.

Subic Mayor Jefferson Khonghun earlier said that six people were killed in the landslides in the villages of Wawandue and San Isidro.

Reports added that eight to 10 people remained missing in the landslides in Subic.

"Medyo isolated na kami dito sa Subic, Zambales kasi po sobrang taas na po ang baha ito. Bale lagpas-tao na ang baha sa kalsada," Khonghun said in a radio interview.

He also appealed to the Department of Public Works and Highways and the Department of Social Welfare and Develoment to send additional rescue personnel and relief goods.

"Kung pwede po bigyan po kami ng pansin dito sa bandang Subic, Zambales dahil ngayon po lang kami binaha ng ganitong kataas... nag-e-expect po kami na makuha pa ng buhay yung pamilya na natabunan ng landslide," he said.

He said they have already contacted the DPWH and DSWD regional offices for assistance, but they have yet to get some response from the two agencies.

"Nananawagan po kami sa DPWH ngayon kung pwede magpadala ng heavy equipment at mga rescue at syempre po sa DSWD. Meron po kami ngayong tatlong evacuation center dito sa amin," the Subic mayor said.

BARANGAY AGLAO DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC WORKS AND HIGHWAYS AND THE DEPARTMENT OF SOCIAL WELFARE AND DEVELOMENT KAMI KHONGHUN MEDYO PROVINCIAL DISASTER RISK REDUCTION AND MANAGEMENT COUNCIL SAN MARCELINO SUBIC SUBIC MAYOR JEFFERSON KHONGHUN WAWANDUE AND SAN ISIDRO ZAMBALES
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