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Unidentified landslide victims buried in temporary graves

Michael Punongbayan - The Philippine Star
Unidentified landslide victims buried in temporary graves
Philippine Army rescuers and government responders prepare to carry a body bag at the ground zero of the landslide-hit mining community in Barangay Masara, Davao de Oro on February 10, 2024.
Philippine Army / Released

MANILA, Philippines — Seventeen unidentified fatalities in the rain-induced landslide in Maco, Davao de Oro have been buried in temporary graves.

The municipal government’s health office recommended the burial of the victims due to health and sanitation reasons.

The local government gave assurance that the bodies would be exhumed for identification by people with relatives missing in the landslide.

Over 70 bodies have been recovered from the landslide area.

Sixty people remain missing following the incident that buried two buses and several houses in Barangay Masara on Feb. 6.

Search and rescue operations are ongoing with the help of the military.

The US government gave P70 million worth of humanitarian assistance for the victims.           

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