Philippines seek survivors of landslide after typhoon
Police, firefighters and volunteers rush to clear rocks, mud and wreckage from collapsed buildings in search of signs of life
Village was hit by landslideREUTERS / Erik De Castro / 17.09.2018Expectations of finding survivors in the rubble of a massive landslide in the Philippines dwindled on Monday as rescuers from a remote mountainous region struggled to reach dozens of people who may be buried two days after the passage of a Intense typhoon.About 300 police officers, firefighters and volunteers armed mostly with hand tools were running to clear stones, mud, wreckage and sewage from collapsed buildings in an attempt to find signs of life after the removal of 12 bodies.The village of Ucab in the Cordillera region was hit by one of 50 landslides resulting from heavy rains caused by Typhoon Mangkhut, which struck the northern tip of the Philippines on Saturday morning and killed at least 54 people.See tooChina: Three million evacuated by typhoon Mangkhut'Worse to come,' says storm weatherman FlorenceAfter the Philippines, China: The Typhoon Trail of Destruction and Death in AsiaOnly three people we...
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