Engineers Australia

Philippines landslide: Geotechnical assessment

Howard Sullivan

Abstract

A major landslide struck the village of Guinsaugon, Southern Leyte Province, on Friday 17 February 2006. The Philippine authorities estimate that some 1100 people were killed, including over 250 children and their teachers in the village school. About 140 of the dead have been accounted for and the remainder are registered as missing. Nineteen survivors were rescued from the toe of the landslip.