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Survivors Say Over 60 People Buried Alive in Philippines’ Landslide


“PANTUKAN, Philippines, April 24 (Xinhua) — Survivors of the avalanche of mud in Philippines said Sunday over 60 people were buried alive in Friday’s landslide, and the number could be higher than what authorities had thought of.

Lambert Detros, 47, a small scale miner who suffered bruises and was confined at a local hospital, told Xinhua on Sunday that more than 60 people sleeping in tents were on site when the tragedy occurred.

‘More than 60 people were in the area when the landslide happened. I saw them before night time,’ Detros said in Filipino.

‘Stones rolling from hill woke me up. I look from my tent’s window and saw mud everywhere. I hurriedly ran but I was trapped. Later, my relatives pulled me from the mud,’ Detros added.”  Read more.

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