New CCTV video shows moment of deadly Philippines landslide

At least 129 people have been killed

Tom Richell
Saturday 22 September 2018 11:39
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CCTV shows moment of deadly Philippines landslide

CCTV footage of a deadly landslide that killed at least 29 people in the Philippines has emerged.

The video, which is filmed off the screen of a CCTV monitor, shows the moment the side of a mountain near the city of Naga begins to crumble, burying villages and homes below.

Philippine troops and police forcibly evacuated five villages vulnerable to landslides after the collapse of the mountainside.

Some residents left on their own, but most of the more than 1,200 people in villages near the landslide-hit area in Naga city were forcibly moved by authorities Thursday night, police Chief Superintendent Debold Sinas said Friday.

Four regional environmental officials, meanwhile, were suspended Friday for telling local officials last month that cracks found in the area of a limestone quarry at the mountain where the landslide occurred were not an imminent danger. Officials said the four would be investigated and could face criminal charges.

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