7 Dead In Landslide In Southern Philippines

August 6, 2007 at 10:47 pm | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

DAVAO CITY, Philippines (Mindanao Examiner / 06 Aug) – At least 7 people were killed when a landslide Monday buried six houses in the mountain town of Maco in Compostela Valley province, south of the Philippines, authorities said.

Authorities said three people were also missing and believed among those buried by mud and debris loosened by days of heavy rains.

Villagers were helping rescuers search for the bodies and that among the dead were children.

The area is a known gold-rush site in the southern Philippines and many have died in the past because of landslide and collapse of mining tunnel.
(Mindanao Examiner)

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