Four persons were killed in Mindanao early Tuesday as a tropical storm unleashed heavy rains and
triggered deadly landslides, police said.
Tropical Storm Basyang (Sanba) slammed the east coast of the main southern island of
Mindanao Tuesday with gusts of 75 kilometers an hour.
The heavy rain triggered landslides that hit mountain villages outside the mining town of
Carrascal, killing four people, municipal police chief James Alendogao told AFP.
“These areas are currently inaccessible and we do not know the extent of the damage,”
The state weather service said the storm was expected to move swiftly northwest towards
Bohol the next 24 hours, bringing moderate to heavy rain across the central Philippines.