Philippines Landslide Kills 25, 100 Missing

Posted January 4th, 2012 at 9:45 pm (UTC-5)
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Philippines officials say a landslide in a gold mining community on the southern island of Mindanao has killed at least 25 people and left more than 100 others buried under tons of rocks and mud.

Officials say the disaster struck before dawn Thursday near the town of Pantukan. Philippine soldiers are helping dig through the rubble, searching for survivors.

The area has been the site of previous landslides. But officials say miners and their families chose to stay even after they were warned of the risks.