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Teenage brothers hugged as landslide buried them in Taytay

GMA News Online logo GMA News Online 9/12/2017 Bordadora, Norman
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Two teenage brothers perished in a landslide on Tuesday morning after non-stop heavy rain hit Baragay Dolores in Taytay, Rizal. 

According to Mariz Umali's report on "24 Oras", the Fundal family failed to receive the landslide warning reportedly sent on Monday night.

"Masama na yung kutob ko. Di pa ko tapos makapagsalita, yun. Biglang kumalabog ng malakas... Wash out po yung taas namin," said the victims' father Jun Fundal.

Their loved ones who survived tried to save them but Jude, 17; and Justin, 14, succumbed to being buried in the muddy landslide.

"Nagyakapan yung dalawa e. Gusto niyang i-save siguro yung isa. Silang dalawa ang nawala e," mother Judith said.

Two of their brothers also suffered injuries.

"Pagbagsak ng Lupa, narinig ko, sabi, 'Tulungan mo kami. Pagbagsak uli, nawala na boses," 15-year-old Joshua said.

Twenty-five families remain at the barangay hall, which is temporarily being used as an evacuation center.

Barangay officials on Tuesday night continued to implement mandatory evacuation measures as the rains continue in the area. —NB, GMA News

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