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Hundreds feared dead in massive Filipino mudslide
Updated: 2006-02-17 20:32

A woman is surrounded by rescuers after a landslide in Leyte province in this February 17, 2006 video grab. Mudslides triggered by heavy rains buried hundreds of houses and a school in the central Philippines on Friday, killing at least six people and raising fears of a far higher death toll, officials and witnesses said. There were unconfirmed reports at least 200 people could be dead and about 1,500 missing around Saint Bernard town in Leyte province, said Senator Richard Gordon, who also heads the Philippine Red Cross. [Reuters]

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