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Rescuers reach Philippines mudslide disaster

By Bob Norman     Dec 2, 2006 in World
Rescuers have arrived in this devastated Philippines city as officials warned there would be few survivors from giant mudslides which swept away entire villages, killing hundreds.
The level of devastation and death in these mudslides is awful.
The Red Cross revised down an earlier death toll of 388 to 149 dead and 294 missing, but Red Cross director Gwen Tang said they were still looking at a higher death toll in two villages that had been "totally wiped off the map".
The head of forecasting for the government weather station, Nathaniel Cruz said the government had fully warned the public of the danger posed by the approaching supertyphoon Durian three days before the storm hit.
This story is going to get a lot worse before we hear the end of it.
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