MANILA: A three-year-old boy and his younger brother were buried under tons of earth after a landslide occurred in Rodriguez, Rizal, in Philippines early Wednesday.
Charlie Labez, a counselor in Barangay (village) San Isidro, said heavy rains brought by the southwest monsoon caused the landslide in Sitio Banbanin.
"The children were asleep when the landslide happened," Labez said.
They were rushed to Casimiro Ynares Sr. Memorial Hospital, also in Rodriguez, but both died of injuries about three hours later, according to (Inquirer.net).
Labez said the victims' mother was with them and was brought by neighbors and responders to a hospital and was being treated for her injuries. (QNA)