Payatas dumpsite is located in Quezon City in the North-East of Manila, capital of the Philippines. Around the landfill the township Payatas B is placed, home of about 80.000 citizens.
The picture shows the housing area in front and the dumpsite in the background, about in March 2000, monthes before the landslide. As often in devolping countries, people are not only living around, but also at the daumpsite.
The image above shows slum huts at the dumpsite before the katastrophy, the picture on the left side shows abandoned huts after the landsilde, which had not been destructed.
On July 10,2000, early in the morning, the waste slope moved down like a garvalanche, burying dozens of these slum huts under meters of waste.