Kennon Road in the Cordillera Administrative Region was closed to vehicular traffic following the occurrence of landslide at K0242+600, Camp 7.
A passenger jeepney and a van were buried under the landslide early Monday morning, July 13, 2015 along Kennon road in Tuba, Benguet that resulted in one (1) death and injuries to five (5) other persons.
Following the slide, the Department of Public Works and Highways closed the 32-kilometers Kennon road as it clears debris on the highway.
Last week, DPWH also closed Kennon Road as heavy rains dumped by tropical Storm Egay triggered landslides along the highway.
DPWH equipment and maintenance crew are on standby for immediate clearing works due to continuous falling of rocks and other debris.
Warning signs are also installed along the highway, which is prone to the re-occurrence of landslides and rockslides due the continuous heavy rains in the Cordilleras.