30 Aug '11, 7am

Pictures: Philippines to dismantle deadly garbage dump

Pictures: Philippines to dismantle deadly garbage dump

Rescuers and volunteers carry a body which they recovered from piles of garbage in Baguio City, northern Philippines, Monday, Aug. 29, 2011. -- PHOTO: AP MANILA (AFP) - A vast rubbish dump in the northern Philippines which collapsed killing several people during super typhoon Nanmadol will be relocated, authorities said on Tuesday. The government raised the total death toll from the typhoon to 22 dead and 12 missing after more fatality reports from isolated areas - up from 16 deaths on Monday. The collapse of the Irisan open dump in the mountain resort of Baguio accounted for three deaths, one missing and one injured, said Olivia Luces, regional head of the civil defence office. 'The city government has decided to look for an alternative area for an appropriate dumping site,' Ms Luces told AFP. 'The settlers below the collapsed retaining wall will be evacuated.' Ms Luces s...

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