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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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