Praying for miracles, rescuers seek signs of life after Philippine typhoon landslides

Rescuers search for people trapped in a landslide caused by Typhoon Mangkhut at a small-scale mining camp in Itogon, Benguet, in the Philippines, September 17, 2018. REUTERS/Erik De Castro

UCAB, Philippines (Reuters) – Hopes of finding survivors in the rubble of a huge landslide in the Philippines faded on Monday as rescuers in a remote mountainous region struggled to reach dozens of people feared trapped, two days after a powerful typhoon struck. Some 300 police, soldiers, firefighters and volunteers armed mostly with hand tools […]

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