Last Updated: Friday, March 1, 2013

Landslide in geothermal power plant in Philippines kills 5


A landslide disaster in geothermal power plant in Leyte, Philippines has killed five people. Downpours from several days caused natural tragedy at the Upper Mahiao geothermal field in Leyte.

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Heavy downpours from several days has caused a landslide disaster at the Upper Mahiao geothermal plant in Leyte, Philippines. Landslide killed five workers and injured other 11. As of 15:00 UTC, at least seven people were still reported to be missing.

Related post: List of natural disasters in Leyte 2013

Landslide on 17 February 2006 in Southern Leyte region of Philippines killed 1,126 people. Typhoon Chanchu (Philippine name: Caloy) in May 2006 also caused flash floods and mudslides in Leyte but luckily no causalities were reported (Photo: Leyte, Philippines google map).

Original post: Natural Disasters List March 1, 2013

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