17 February, 2006

UN Sending Disaster Team to Philipines

The United Nations is sending a disaster team to assess needs after a deadly mudslide at Leyte in the Central Philippines.

Up to 17-hundred people are feared dead and around 15-hundred people are reported to be missing after the side of a mountain collapsed and engulfed the village of Guinsaugon and town of Saint Bernard on the island of Leyte.

16 people have been confirmed dead.

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