24 Apr '11, 4am

Search for missing in Philippines landslide

Search for missing in Philippines landslide

Philippine officials said on Sunday there was little chance of finding more survivors after a landslide struck a remote gold mining area, with 22 people likely killed in the disaster. Two days after tonnes of debris and mud washed over makeshift tunnels dug by miners into mountainsides, rescuers pulled out four more bodies and said the 17 people still officially listed as missing were likely to be dead. "Based on our assessment, it would be difficult to find any more survivors on the third day of operations," municipal Mayor Celso Sarenas of Pantukan town told a news conference. "We will recover all the bodies," the mayor added. One body had been pulled from the rubble on Friday. The landslide hit Kingking, a remote mountain district near Pantukan on the main southern island of Mindanao before dawn on Friday after heavy rain, burying illegal gold mines as well as houses, s...

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