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Typhoon Mangkhut: Miners and families buried by landslide

September 17, 2018 4:08 pm

Rescuers in the Philippines are digging through mud to retrieve bodies buried by a landslide that hit as Typhoon Mangkhut battered the country.

At least 32 people in the mining town of Itogon, in Benguet province, were crushed in a single shelter.

Teams are raking through the rubble with their bare hands, passing blocks of concrete and pieces of wood down a 50ft line to clear the area.

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Typhoon Mangkhut is now weakening over southern China.

Four people were killed in the province of Guangdong – three by falling trees.

What happened in the Philippines?
The storm ploughed across the main Philippine island of Luzon over the weekend. More than 60 people have been killed, mostly in landslides triggered by heavy rains, with the majority in Benguet province.

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