An 11-year-old girl was killed while up to 10 houses were destroyed when a landslide hit a mountainside village in Davao City early Monday following heavy rains, officials said.

Liza Mazo, head of the Office of Civil Defense 11, said the girl was a resident of Sitio Ladian, Brgy. Marilog, where the landslide occurred 3 a.m.

“May 11-year-old girl doon sa area, natabunan siya nung landslide,” Mazo said in a phone interview.

Senior Supt. Ronald dela Rosa, city police chief, said members of the local 911 rescue team recovered the body of Johara Maladatu Unad around 7 a.m. and brought her to a funeral parlor in Calinan district.

“Ten houses, including [a] multi-purpose building, were totally damaged with a still unestimated cost,” Dela Rosa said in a text message.

Mazo said rains have been pouring intermittently in the city’s mountainous areas since last week.

“Dun sa taas malakas ang ulan the night before (the landslide), hindi naman successive nights umuulan pero last week pa may ulan na,” she said. (John Roson)

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