Search on for driver buried alive by Ifugao landslide

>> Tuesday, August 15, 2017

TINOC, Ifugao -- The driver of a vegetable delivery truck who was buried by landslide Tuesday afternoon here in Barangay Binablayan, Tinoc was still missing as of press time.
Search and rescue teams have yet to rescue or recover the victim, identified as Janel Pateyec Baguista 19,  of Gumhang, Tinoc.
The Tinoc municipal police station said that two trucks loaded with vegetables, including the Elf truck driven by Bautista, were cruising along the Tinoc-Kiangan road heading to Bambang, Nueva Vizcaya, when they got stuck in the mud at around 5 p.m. Tuesday.
Bautista, along with the other truck driver, Bilger Nehyeban, and his helper tried to clear the mounds of mud from the road when the landslide hit them.
Due to heavy rains, a landslide was triggered near the location of the drivers.
Nehyeban and his helper were injured, while Bautista could not be located among the pile of soil and rocks.

Responding rescuers from the Municipal Disaster Risk and Reduction Management Council tried to locate the victim, in vain.


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