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Philippines: Rescue work continues following Typhoon Mangkhut01:00

Philippines: Rescue work continues following Typhoon Mangkhut

Philippines, Ucab Village, Municipality of Itogon
September 17, 2018 at 14:49 GMT +00:00 · Published

Search and rescue continued in the Ucab Village in the Municipality of Itogon, on Monday, as landslides triggered the collapse of an old mining site, burying bunk houses with scores of miners and their families during the onslaught of typhoon Mangkhut.

Local officials say more than 10 bodies have been recovered so far.

The miners have been asked by the local government to evacuate prior to the storm but they refused, according to Itogon mayor Victorio Palagdan.

The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) suspended mining in the Cordilleras following the incident.

The typhoon made landfall at Baggao, in the north-east of the main island of Luzon, at about 01:40 local time on Saturday (17:40 GMT on Friday).

Philippines: Rescue work continues following Typhoon Mangkhut01:00
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Search and rescue continued in the Ucab Village in the Municipality of Itogon, on Monday, as landslides triggered the collapse of an old mining site, burying bunk houses with scores of miners and their families during the onslaught of typhoon Mangkhut.

Local officials say more than 10 bodies have been recovered so far.

The miners have been asked by the local government to evacuate prior to the storm but they refused, according to Itogon mayor Victorio Palagdan.

The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) suspended mining in the Cordilleras following the incident.

The typhoon made landfall at Baggao, in the north-east of the main island of Luzon, at about 01:40 local time on Saturday (17:40 GMT on Friday).

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