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Mining blamed for Philippine landslide tragedy

MANILA (UCAN): Environmental advocates have blamed mining operations for landslides that have reportedly killed dozens of people in the northern Philippines in the wake of the brutal Super Typhoon Mangkhut (Ompong).
 
Conflicting reports from government agencies said at least 100 people may have been killed in a landslide in Itogon town in Benguet province. Miners who stayed in an old bunkhouse were buried in mud after a mountain slope collapsed due to heavy rains on September 15 (Sunday Examiner, September 23).
 

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In wake of super typhoon the search for the missing continues

MANILA (UCAN): At least 65 people were reported killed while 43 others remained missing in the wake of Typhoon Mangkhut (known in the Philippines as Ompong) that savaged the northern part of the Philippines on September 15.
 
Most of the fatalities came from the northern Cordillera Administrative Region where the search for people trapped in an abandoned mine continued on September 17.
 

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