5 buried alive in Surigao del Sur
Ben Serrano (The Philippine Star) - October 14, 2020 - 12:00am

BUTUAN CITY, Philippines — Five treasure hunters were reportedly buried alive when the tunnel they were digging in Purok Casting, Barangay Bayan, Marihatag, Surigao del Sur collapsed on Monday.

Lt. Noel Piong, Marihatag police chief, identified the victims as Eduardo Ubas, 38; Jerome Locaberte, 25; Menard de Jesus, 27; Angelito Silop, 42, and Jonathan Ocson, 36.

Leo Reyes, 23, was rescued and remains confined in a hospital.

Police said lack of equipment hampered rescue operations.

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