Six people were killed and dozens are missing after a landslide unleashed by monsoon rains struck in the central Philippines on Thursday, inflicting more misery on the already storm-battered nation.
The new tragedy comes just days after 2018’s most powerful storm, Typhoon Mangkhut, pounded the nation’s north with heavy winds and rain, sparking a separate landslide that left dozens dead.
Days of heavy monsoon rains caused a steep slope of crumbly limestone to collapse and crash into at least 10 homes early on Thursday when many people would still have been in bed.
Injured survivors were wheeled into the back of ambulances and the dead were laid on pews at a local church.
Police said on Thursday that the death toll rose to 88, primarily due to corpses recovered from the Itogon slide.