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    Hundreds feared dead in Philippine mudslide; Homes, schools buried

    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 can still hear the mountain rumbling," said Maria Lim, the mayor of Saint Bernard town, where a minor earthquake was felt on Friday morning.

    More: http://maconareaonline.com/news.asp?id=13395
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    Philippine Landslide Buries Homes, School

    A rain-soaked mountainside disintegrated into a torrent of mud, swallowing hundreds of houses and an elementary school in the eastern Philippines on Friday. Eighteen people were confirmed dead, and at least 1,500 were missing.

    More: http://www.petoskeynews.com/articles.../d8fqs7d82.txt
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    Wow! 1500 missing. Oh, what a tragedy.

    My thoughts and prayers are with them and I hope they find many of them alive.

    Terrible, just terrible.

    fran

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    A lot of the victims will be children because it involved an elemantary school. On the aol news page it showed a man carrying a little girl that either wasn't alive or was seriously injured.

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    My prayers are with them all. How terrible!



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