4 dead as ‘Basyang’ triggers landslide in Surigao del Sur

Four people were killed in Surigao del Sur early Tuesday as Tropical Storm "Basyang" unleashed heavy rain and triggered deadly landslides, police said. Basyang (international name Sanba) slammed the east coast of Mindanao Tuesday with gusts of 75 kilometers an hour. The heavy rain triggered landslides that hit mountain villages outside the mining town of Carrascal killing four people, municipal police chief James Alendogao told AFP. "These areas are currently inaccessible and we do not know the extent of the damage," he added. The state weather bureau said the storm was expected to move swiftly northwest over the next 24 hours, bringing moderate to heavy rain across the c...

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