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2006-02-17 08:13:03

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...

2006-02-17 04:58:45

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 wide areas of the remote farming village of Guinsaugon, near Saint Bernard town in Southern Leyte province, covered in reddish mud, with only the tops of coconut trees and a few tin roofs sticking out. Blocked...

2006-01-07 03:19:15

By Achmad Sukarsono JAKARTA (Reuters) - Indonesian rescuers found scores of bodies buried in mud and debris on Saturday, three days after a massive landslide smashed into a village in Central Java province, raising the death toll to 57. Soldiers and police have been using excavators to clear mud since Wednesday after pre-dawn torrential rains sent a chunk of the hillside crashing into the remote Sijeruk village, near the town of Banjarnegara, 350 km (220 miles) east of Jakarta....

2006-01-06 05:11:03

By Dwi Prasetyo SIJERUK, Indonesia (Reuters) - Indonesian rescuers searched on Friday for more bodies buried under tons of mud after massive landslides on Java island while helicopters flew food and medicine to some villagers still cut off. President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono said he would investigate whether environmental degradation had caused the disasters this week. The combined official death toll stands at 120. Soldiers and police used excavators to clear mud and logs off...

2006-01-05 06:25:46

By Dwi Prasetyo SIJERUK, Indonesia (Reuters) - Rescuers on Thursday searched for possibly hundreds of victims buried under a massive landslide that crashed into a mountainous village in Indonesia's Central Java province. Under blue skies after days of rain, four excavators were clearing debris and rescuers found several more mud-covered bodies, including a mother tightly hugging her child. Surviving family members clustered near the partially destroyed village of Sijeruk wailed in...

2006-01-05 03:11:16

By Dwi Prasetyo SIJERUK, Indonesia (Reuters) - Rescuers on Thursday searched for possibly hundreds of victims buried under a massive landslide that crashed into a mountainous village in Indonesia's Central Java province. Under blue skies after days of rain, four excavators were clearing debris and rescuers found several more mud-covered bodies, including a mother tightly hugging her child. Surviving family members clustered near the partially destroyed village of Sijeruk wailed in...

2006-01-04 22:50:12

By Dwi Prasetyo SIJERUK, Indonesia (Reuters) - Rescuers on Thursday searched for possibly hundreds of victims buried under a massive landslide that smashed a village in Indonesia's Central Java province. Early on Thursday under blue skies after days of rain, four excavators were clearing debris and rescuers found three more mud-covered bodies, including a mother tightly hugging her child. So far, rescuers have pulled 19 bodies from the debris after Wednesday's pre-dawn disaster at...

2006-01-04 05:37:27

By Dwi Prasetyo SIJERUK, Indonesia (Reuters) - A landslide triggered by heavy rains crashed into a village in Indonesia's Central Java province on Wednesday, killing at least 16 people and possibly trapping scores more under debris, officials said. The disaster followed landslides in neighboring East Java province earlier this week that killed at least 77 people. Wednesday's pre-dawn landslide smashed into hundreds of houses in the mountainous village of Sijeruk, home to around 700...

2006-01-04 04:04:12

By Dwi Prasetyo SIJERUK, Indonesia (Reuters) - A landslide triggered by heavy rains crashed into a village in Indonesia's Central Java province on Wednesday, killing at least 14 people and possibly trapping scores more under muddy debris, an official said. The disaster followed landslides in neighboring East Java province earlier this week that killed at least 77 people. Wednesday's pre-dawn landslide smashed into hundreds of houses in the mountainous village of Sijeruk, home to...

2005-10-16 14:08:29

By Eduardo Garcia PANABAJ, Guatemala (Reuters) - Doctors fear that overcrowding and septic water could lead to a rash of illness among survivors of a landslide that swept away their Maya Indian village this month. Thousands of people from Panabaj have crammed into churches and houses in the nearby village of Santiago and other towns while the government races to build temporary shelters. "The worst problem now is the risk of epidemics," Alfonso Verdu, coordinator of Doctors Without...


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