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Bukidnon landslide (update) male body found, 3 bodies recovered, 2 still missing

CRIS DIAZ, Executive Editor

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY: Rescuers recovered an unidentified male body who were among the missing victims of a landslide in Malitbog, Bukidnon on Sunday, Oct. 26, 2022.

The recovery of the unidentified body Thursday morning, Oct. 20, 2022, brought to three, the number of bodies found since the rescue operations started Sunday.

Town Mayor Gary Casiño, of Malitbog, said that the unidentified body belonged to a male.

“We have no idea whether the body belonged to Lucresio or one of the LGU workers, ” Casiño said. 

He said that the second body retrieved Wednesday was that of Angelita, 52, the wife of Lucresio Lauronal, 54.

Casiño said that five people, including the Lauronal couple, and three workers of the local government unit of Malitbog were among the victims of the landslide at the height of heavy rains Sunday, Oct. 16, 2022.

Casiño said that the body of one of the LGU workers identified as Jordan Achas, 30, the truck driver, was recovered Tuesday.

The LGU workers were sent to San Luis on Sunday on a clearing operations of roads blocked by minor landslides and fallen tree branches, the town Mayor said. 

He said that the two other LGU workers Raffy Simprota, 34, the truck driver and Nerio Talines, 50, the backhoe operator, remains missing. -0-

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