Title

The July 10 2000 Payatas Landfill Slope Failure

Department

Civil Engineering

Document Type

Article

Publication Title

International Journal of Geoengineering Case Histories

Volume

19

Issue

2

DOI

10.1061/(ASCE)0887-3828(2005)19:2(100)

Publication Date

Fall 1-1-2013

Abstract

Following ten days of extremely heavy rains from two typhoons, a fast moving slope failure of municipal solid waste was triggered at the Payatas Landfill, Quezon City, Philippines. The wasteslide buried more than 330 persons. Only 58 persons were rescued while, after weeks of recovery efforts, 278 bodies were recovered. This paper documents the events and circumstances that led to the failure. Beyond stating the known facts leading up to the failure, only a brief discussion of the suspected reasons for the failure is presented in this paper.

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