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17 February, 2006

Philipines: 200 Dead, 1,500 Missing in Mudslide

A landslide buried an entire village in the central Philippines on Friday leaving up to 1,700 people feared dead, the Red Cross said.

Eyewitnesses said only a few houses were left standing after the side of a mountain collapsed and slammed into the village of Guinsaugon in the south of the Philippine island of Leyte.

"There are about 1,500 missing, 200 dead," Richard Gordon, the head of the Philippine Red Cross, said in a radio interview.

"We're hoping for the best but preparing for the worst," he said.

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