Landslide kills 7, dozens missing in southern Philippines

Rescue workers in the southern Philippines are struggling to find dozens of people after a landslide hit a remote village. At least 7 were killed and 48 others remain unaccounted for.

The landslide happened in the mountainous province of Davao de Oro in eastern Mindanao island.

Officials say a wall of mud engulfed several buildings and buses that were about to transport workers from a gold mine.

The southern Philippines has been drenched by torrential rain brought on by a low pressure system since the end of January.
Authorities have ordered more than 700 households near the site to evacuate to safer places over worries of further disasters.