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Rhiannon12866 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-04-12 11:55 PM
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At least 25 dead in south Philippines mining landslide
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Source: BBC News

At least 25 people have been killed and 100 more are missing after a landslide struck a mining village in the southern Philippines, officials say.

The landslide occurred at about 3:00 a.m. on Thursday morning (19:00 GMT Wednesday) in Pantukan, Compostela Valley province, on Mindanao island.

Civil defence chief Benito Ramos told the BBC it was triggered by "continuous rain" over two days.

A nearby village was also hit by a landslide last year that left 14 dead.

"A military unit is in the area but they are basically digging with their hands," Mr Ramos told the AFP news agency

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  -At least 25 dead in south Philippines mining landslide Rhiannon12866  Jan-04-12 11:55 PM   #0 
  - Update: Landslide kills 25, buries more in Philippines  Rhiannon12866   Jan-05-12 06:53 AM   #1 
  - "Unregulated mining activities have made the mountain area unstable and caused a series of accidents  wordpix   Jan-05-12 07:04 PM   #2 
     - This is a horrific tragedy, but how many tragic accidents do we still have here?  Rhiannon12866   Jan-05-12 07:56 PM   #3 
  - Terrible...after the other stuff (weather) they've had to deal with...  KoKo   Jan-05-12 08:29 PM   #4 
  - Philippines landslide kills dozens (video news report from AlJazeeraEnglish)  Rhiannon12866   Jan-06-12 12:30 AM   #5 

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