Five people were killed and seven were lost in a landslide in the Philippines

March 2, 2013. At least five man killed, seven missing and 32 were injured in a landslide that hit the day before at a geothermal power plant on Leyte island in the central part of the Philippines, said on Saturday the news site GMA News.

"Keep on for two weeks rains caused landslide in the geothermal project "Upper Mahiao" on Leyte island"- Said in a statement, the leading developer of geothermal energy in the country, Energy Development Corporation.

Local bands rapid response to natural disasters and the entire staff of the free is being mobilized for search and rescue operations, the document says.

Because of the mountainous terrain of most islands of the second-largest in the world in the Philippine archipelago, prolonged rains there are often accompanied by landslides, resulting in numerous casualties. For example, in 2006 in the collapse of a hillside in the village of Guinsaugon on the same Leyte island were killed or went missing more than 1.1 thousand man.

Source: RIA Novosti

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