2 die in CAR landslide

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BAGUIO CITY: Two persons died in a landslide in this highland province as continuous monsoon rains since last week triggered land and boulder slides. The Office of Civil Defense-Cordillera reported that a landslide hit an AUV driven by Simeon Dionisio Lacbao with passenger Elvie Basan Olo-an from Bauko, Mountain Province, on Wednesday when soil and stones rushed down and buried them along Tinoc in Ifugao. Olo-an did not reach the hospital alive while Lacbao died the next day. Meanwhile, the perennially landslide-prone Kennon Road was opened to traffic on Thursday while motorists were warned to take extra precaution along the zigzag route. Only one lane of a section along the Baguio-Bontoc Road (Halsema Highway) specifically at Kilometer 306 in Calasipan, Cattubo, Atok, Benguet, is passable. The Abra-Ilocos Norte Road, at the Kilometer 434+500 section at Nagaparan, Danglas town in Abra that had been struck by a landslide has been opened to traffic. The Aluling section of the Mountain Province- Ilocos Sur via Tue road, which is blocked by rocks, remains closed, including the Talubin-Barlig-Natonin-Paracelis-Calaccad Road connecting Mountain Province and Kalinga.

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