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Hope dims for trapped miners 04/25/2011

Monday, April 25, 2011

Hope dims for trapped miners

04/25/2011
Local government officials yesterday said there was little hope of finding any more survivors after a landslide struck a remote gold mining area in Compostela Valley province, with 22 persons likely killed in the disaster.

Two days after tons of debris and mud washed over the miners’ makeshift tunnels dug into mountainsides, rescuers pulled out four more bodies and said the 17 persons still officially listed as missing were likely dead.

“Based on our assessment, it would be difficult to find any more survivors on the third day of operations,” municipal Mayor Celso Sarenas of Pantukan town told a news conference..... MORE

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