TOMOHON, N Sulawesi: Dozens of people are believed to have been buried by a landslide in North Sulawesi on Wednesday.
They sought shelter from the heavy rains at a house located on the section of the Tomohon-Manado Road when the landslide buried the house, a source stated.
“The land where the house was constructed suddenly slid down a 50-meter deep ravine. Dozens of people were dragged away and buried by the landslide,” noted a local resident, Nelson Uada, whose 70-year-old father, Luade Uada, was among the victim of the disaster.
Only Laude Uada managed to survive the landslide, he claimed.
“About 12 to 15 people had taken shelter at the house when the landslide occurred,” Nelson said.
Hundreds of people gathered in the Bethesda hospital compound in Tomohon, as they await news on people trapped in the landslide. PNA