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Ilocos Norte slide kills girl, injures 2 kids

Ilocos Norte slide kills girl, injures 2 kids

LAOAG CITY, Ilocos Norte –– A 17-year-old girl was killed in a Saturday morning (Aug. 24) landslide that buried two houses and injured two children in the Ilocos Norte town of Pasiquin.

The remains of Pauleen Joy Corpuz were recovered at 9 a.m., six hours after the erosion struck at 3 a.m. in Barangay Surong.

First responders took 9-year-old John Lloyd Trumpo and 11-year-old Princess Shalane Trumpo to a hospital for treatment.

They also evacuated 5-year-old Joel Baysa, Jose Baysa, 28, Elsa Baysa, 23, Myla Baysa, 29, and Rolen Trumpo to safer ground.

Ilocos Norte has been experiencing strong rains, which flooded parts of Laoag. Leilene Adriano INQ/lzb