MANILA, Philippines – Two teenaged brothers were killed in a landslide in Taytay, Rizal on Tuesday, September 12, as Tropical Depression Maring brought heavy rain.
The National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) confirmed that the brothers, 17-year-old Jude Pundal and 14-year-old Justin, died early Tuesday morning in Barangay Dolores after a landslide buried their home.
Reports said the brothers were brought to a hospital but were declared dead on arrival.
Maring made landfall in Mauban, Quezon at 9 am on Tuesday, then crossed Laguna. As of 2 pm, it was over the Rizal-Metro Manila area.
The tropical depression has been bringing heavy rain to Metro Manila, Central Luzon, Bicol, Calabarzon, and Mimaropa, as well as the province of Pangasinan. Residents are advised to stay on alert for floods and landslides. – Rappler.com