[In the news] Search for missing resumes in Comval mining site landslide – InterAksyon.com

Search for missing resumes in Comval mining site landslide
by Abigail Kwok, InterAksyon.com| News5
January 6, 2012

 MANILA, Philippines — The death toll from the landslide that struck a mining community in Pantukan, Compostela Valley on Thursday rose to 27 after authorities resumed search and rescue operations on Friday, News5’s Romel Lopez reported.

Earlier, authorities said only 22 bodies have been recovered. Sixteen persons were rescued with injuries while at least eight more remain missing, the military said.

This was a drastic reduction from the 150 reported missing immediately after the incident, although “unconfirmed reports” placed the missing tally at around 40.

Some of the fatalities were identified as Ivy Tolentino, 14; Bea Tolentino, 6; Sheena Mae Tolentino, 12; Susana Velasquez, 48; Ruel Zamora, 27; Arlene Senoron, 23; Romnick Diagdal, 22; Rodel Taping, 29; and Christopher Diami, 7.

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