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2006-02-20 08:02:02

By Bobby Ranoco and Pedro Uchi GUINSAUGON, Philippines (Reuters) - Hopes were raised and then dashed on Monday that 50 survivors had been pulled from a Philippine school three days after they had been buried in a landslide that has obliterated their village. "We have yet to recover any survivor," Captain Burrell Parmer, a spokesman for U.S. Marines taking part in the desperate rescue operation, told the ABS-CBN television channel. Parmer contradicted an earlier report from a...

2006-02-20 06:37:08

MANILA (Reuters) - Rescuers pulled 50 survivors from a school in the central Philippines on Monday, three days after their village was buried in a mudslide, an interior ministry official said on television. U.S. marines recovered about 50 people from under the rubble at the school in Guinsaugon village, Marius Corpus, an undersecretary of the interior and local government department, told ABS-CBN.

2006-02-20 06:12:40

MANILA (Reuters) - Rescuers rushed back on Monday to a central Philippines school buried by a landslide after searchers heared knocking from beneath the mud, Major General Bonifacio Ramos, a local army commander, told television. Ramos said a rescue team from Taiwan heard knocks they believed was from people trapped after the school in the village of Guinsaugon was submerged in a mudslide on Friday.

2006-02-19 19:29:00

By Bobby Ranoco and Pedro Uchi GUINSAUGON, Philippines (Reuters) - Hunting for bodies and burying the dead resumes in the central Philippines on Monday, with rescuers holding out little hope for survivors in a village of 1,800 entombed by a collapsed mountainside. Search teams battling deep, shifting mud and steady rain have focused on a school packed with more than 250 children and staff when Friday's landslide engulfed Guinsaugon, a farming community in Southern Leyte province....

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2006-02-19 21:20:00

By Bobby Ranoco and Pedro Uchi GUINSAUGON, Philippines (Reuters) - Hunting for bodies and burying the dead resumed in the central Philippines on Monday, with rescuers holding out little hope for survivors in a village of 1,800 entombed by a collapsed mountainside. Battling deep, shifting mud and steady rain, search teams continued to focus on a school packed with more than 250 children and staff when Friday's landslide engulfed Guinsaugon, a farming community in Southern Leyte province. "They...

2006-02-19 06:16:54

By Bobby Ranoco and Pedro Uchi GUINSAUGON, Philippines (Reuters) - Philippine villagers began to bury their dead in a mass grave on Sunday as rescuers pulled only corpses from an entombed community of 1,800 crushed under metres of mud by a landslide. "They are being buried as we speak, 50 of them, all in the one grave," Rosette Lerias, governor of Southern Leyte province in the central Philippines, told Reuters. Two days after the landslide, Health Secretary Francisco Duque said...

2006-02-18 21:43:47

By Bobby Ranoco GUINSAUGON, Philippines (Reuters) - Rescue workers launched a last-ditch search on Sunday for schoolchildren trapped in mud following a landslide in the central Philippines that officials fear has wiped out a village of 1,800 people. Unconfirmed reports that some of the 253 children and staff at the elementary school in Guinsaugon, a remote farming community, had sent desperate text messages on Friday, the day the mud engulfed the village, drove the emergency services...

2006-02-18 03:08:15

By Bobby Ranoco GUINSAUGON, Philippines (Reuters) - Hopes faded on Saturday for a village of 1,800 people in the central Philippines engulfed by a torrent of mud and rock when a rain-soaked mountain collapsed on homes and a crowded school. A day after the landslide, only 35 bodies had been pulled from the reddish soil and 57 survivors accounted for, said Rosette Lerias, governor of Southern Leyte province. "We cannot do anything anymore," Christopher Libaton, one of the survivors,...

2006-02-17 21:50:23

By Bobby Ranoco TACLOBAN, Philippines (Reuters) - Rescuers in the Philippines resumed digging at dawn on Saturday, hoping to find survivors among hundreds feared killed when a rain-soaked mountainside collapsed and buried homes and a crowded school. The disaster on Friday, as children and their mothers celebrated women's day at the school, engulfed most of Guinsaugon, a farming village of about 1,800 people in Southern Leyte province, about 675 km (420 miles) southeast of Manila....

2006-02-17 12:43:17

By Dolly Aglay MANILA (Reuters) - Hundreds of people were feared dead in the central Philippines after mudslides triggered by heavy rains buried houses and an elementary school packed with children on Friday, officials and witnesses said. Footage from local television showed only coconut trees and a few tin roofs sticking out of the reddish soil after part of a mountainside collapsed on the farming village of Guinsaugon in Southern Leyte province. "Rescuers are scared because they...


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