5 miners trapped in S. Philippine landslide rescued

15:35, April 22, 2011      

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Five miners trapped in a landslide in a mining area in Compostela province of south Philippines have been rescued, 50 others are still missing, provincial police chief Aaron Aquino said Friday afternoon.

Ten bodies buried by the landslide were retrieved at about 10: 00 a.m.. As the landslide took place in a mining area, about 50 people may still be missing, Aquino said.

The landslide occurred at around 2:30 a.m. Friday in Pantukan town, in Mindanao's Compostela Valley province. Most of the victims were asleep when the incident occurred amid intermittent rains.

Six people were rescued by soldiers, policemen and civilians, and immediately brought to the Davao Medical Center in Tagum City, Aquino said.

Source: Xinhua
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