One dead in Dinagat Island landslide

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ONE died and another was wounded during a landslide triggered by heavy rains at a remote mining village in Dinagat Island, Surigao del Norte, on December 24. Edgar Gallardo died while Cecyl Penaso was injured when the landslide happened at Wellex Mining in Purok-4, Barangay Navarro, Basilisa and Barangay Malinao, Tubajon. Investigation showed that Gallardo was killed when a nearby elevated stock of soil collapsed and buried his bunk house. Security guard Joel Bascon remained missing.        ANTHONY VARGAS

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