Emergency teams managed to rescue a girl who was almost 60 hours trapped by a landslide in a mining town in the Philippines. Because of the avalanche, at least 15 people died31 were injured and more than 100 are missing.
The landslide occurred Tuesday night in the town of Masara, on the southern island of Mindanao, the second largest in Philippines.
Philippines: the rescue of the girl after being trapped for almost 60 hours
After the disaster, rescue services began to dig through the rubble with shovels and with his own hands to find the survivors. The girl, whose age has not yet been reported, was found by first responders, which gave hope that trapped people are still alive.
This is how he expressed it Edward Macapilithe person in charge of the disaster management agency told AFP, who also assured that the rescue of the girl “It is a miracle”.
In a video that was published through the Facebook social network, it was possible to see that the girl was covered in mud and crying. “The girl does not present no visible wound“added Macapili.
What was the avalanche like in the Philippines that left at least 15 dead?
The mudslide was caused by recent rains. The phenomenon destroyed numerous houses and buried three buses and a truck which were vehicles used to transport workers in a gold mine.
According to the latest assessment from the authorities, the displacement of land left at least 15 people dead and 31 injured. Besides, More than 100 people are still missing.
Landslides are frequent in this Southeast Asian archipelago due to its mountainous terrain, rainfall and deforestation caused by mining, agriculture or illegal logging.