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Philippines hit by landslide

February 17 2006
16:52

A landslide on the Philippine island of Leyte killed more than two thousand people.

In the village Ginsahugan element completely destroyed the school building, burying alive, were there students and their teachers. Around noon, the village came down with tons of mud. Prior to that, in the region about two weeks followed torrential rains.

The official representative of the local authorities Eva Tomol stressed that Ginsahugane, survived only three houses. Probably managed to escape only to those who at the time of the landslide was at work outside the village.
The village has already started working rescuers Army, Navy and Air Force Armed Forces of the Philippines. There deployed two helicopters, and move the two ships the Navy.

Rescue crews managed to remove 29 people. At the present time due to nightfall, rescue operations are suspended.

President Vladimir Putin expressed his condolences to President of the Philippines. He sent a telegram to my sincere condolences to the bereaved families and wished speedy recovery to all those affected, according to Interfax.

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