7 killed in Davao de Oro landslide - OCD Davao
7 killed in Davao de Oro landslide - OCD Davao
7 killed in Davao de Oro landslide - OCD Davao
by Ellicia Del Mundo19 January 2024
Screenshot from John Laurito / Facebook page

A family of seven were killed in a landslide in Brgy. Mt. Diwata, Monkayo, Davao de Oro amidst the continuous rains induced by the shear line, an Office of Civil Defense (OCD) Davao official confirmed on Thursday, January 18.

Interviewed during DZRH Balansyado, OCD Davao director Ednar Dayanghirang said the landslide occurred while the family was holding a prayer meeting with fellow members of their religious organization.

"Pito ang patay. Dalawa ang critically wounded, isang bata at isang adult. Isang one year old then dalawang adults tapos apat na bata ang namatay," he said.

"Kasalukuyan silang nagdadasal doon, religious activity, grupo ng isang organization at doon na sila inabot ng pagguho ng lupa. Hindi pa identified yung iba, pero they are considered as one family," Dayanghirang added.


The search and rescue operations were reportedly halted due to the non-stop rains and landslides.

According to RH 19 Jun Dimacutac's report during DZRH Dos Por Dos on Friday, January 19, authorities identified the following slain family members:

  1. Ailee Gumatin, 8 years old
  2. Cristelle Gumatin, 10 years old
  3. Arjay Gumatin, 1 year old
  4. Hannah Gumatin, 9 years old
  5. Dsyna Gumatin, 3 years old
  6. Catherine Gumatin, 27 years old
  7. Marjormie Gumatin, 33 years old

Rommel Gumatin, 36, the slain family's father, was reportedly missing along with three others.

The victims who were buried in the landslide are expected to be rescued today as per Dimacutac.

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