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25 killed, 100 missing in Philippines landslides

01-05-2012 19:10 BJT

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A landslide has killed at least 25 people and left about one hundred missing in the mining area of Compostela Valley in the southern Philippines.

The Philippine army’s 10th Infantry Division has taken aerial footage as it conducts search and rescue operations in the town of Pantukan. The landslide hit before dawn.

In this photo released by the Philippine Army, residents dig through the rubble following a
landslide that occurred at the small-scale mining community of Pantukan, Compostela Valley
in southern Philippines Thursday Jan. 5, 2012.

An army spokesman says people are buried under loosened soil and boulders. He added that 16 people were pulled out from the rubble and rushed to a nearby hospital.

The landslides hit three clusters of shanty towns, destroying dozens of houses early Thursday morning. The incident is the second in Pantukan in almost nine months.

In this photo released by the Philippine Army, residents dig through the rubble following
a landslide that occurred at the small-scale mining community of Pantukan, Compostela
Valley in southern Philippines Thursday Jan. 5, 2012.

 

Editor:Zhang Dan |Source: CNTV.CN

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