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International Recovery Platform

Southern Leyte Landslide, 2006

Country Philippines
Location Guinsaugon Village in Southern Leyte province

Brief Overview of the Disaster 
On February 17, a devastating landslide killed an estimated 1,800 Filipinos in Guinsaugon on the southern part of Leyte Island in eastern Philippines. The horrific images of loss of human life and property that emerged from this tragedy remind us of recent devastations from hurricanes, tsunamis, and earthquakes in New Orleans, the Caribbean, and Asia. Several million pesos worth of crops, livestock and fisheries were damaged in the flooding, said civil defense officials. The mid-February landslides were triggered by heavy rains and caused extensive damage to homes, businesses and crops. Many roads are impassable and power has been cut off in some areas, key projects such as Fish for Every Family have been destroyed.

Displaced 2926 evacuated
Dead 122
Missing 980
Injured 17
Housing Destroyed/Damaged Not specified
Total Damage and Losses (in USD) Not specified
Note total 16,342 affected.
Main Source
GLIDE No. MS-2006-000026-PHL