Two brothers dead in Taytay landslide due to rains from 'Maring'

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Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, September 12) — Two teenaged brothers were killed and their mother injured after the family's house was buried in a landslide early Tuesday, the Taytay municipal disaster office said.

Jude Fundal, 17, and his brother Justin, 14, lived at the foot of creek, next to a ravine in Barangay Dolores, Taytay. Heavy rain triggered a landslide and buried the boys, who were inside the house at around 4 a.m., barangay investigator Hansel Santos said.

The siblings were brought to the Taytay Emergency Hospital but were declared dead on arrival. Their mother, Judith, fractured her left hand.

Tropical Depression Maring has caused flooding in Metro Manila and parts of Luzon. The Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration earlier warned landslides may occur.

READ: 'Maring' floods parts of Luzon, disrupts travel, classes and work

Twenty families in the areas have been evacuated to safer ground along Ortigas Avenue, Santos said. Authorities are still clearing the site of the accident.

In Lucena, Quezon, a three-month-old baby was killed after a riprap collapsed and fell on three houses.

READ: 3-month old baby killed, 11 injured in riprap collapse in Lucena City

"Maring" made landfall in Mauban town in Quezon province at 9 a.m. It is now bearing winds of up to 60 kilometers per hour (kph) and gusts of up to 100 kph.