MANILA: According to authorities, at least 11 people were hurt when two buses carrying employees from a silver mine in the southeastern Philippines were buried by rain-induced landslides.
Following days of heavy rain, the incident happened on Tuesday ( Feb) evening in Maco municipality in the mountainous province of Davao de Oro, on the nation’s second-largest island of Mindanao.
The provincial disaster agency reported on Instagram on Wednesday that eleven people were hurt, with one in critical situation.
It was not specified whether recovery efforts were continued or how many people were on board the buses when the disaster occurred.
The disaster occurred outside the me blog, where buses wait for employees to finish their shifts, according to Apex Mining, the Spanish owner of the silver mine.