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Philippines halts risky mining in mountains hit by typhoon

Seattle Times Monday, 17 September 2018
Philippines halts risky mining in mountains hit by typhoonITOGON, Philippines (AP) — The Philippine government has ordered a stop to all illegal mining in six mountainous northern provinces in a drastic decision to prevent more tragedies after Typhoon Mangkhut set off landslides that trapped dozens of poor people, including small-scale miners. Environmental Secretary Roy Cimatu announced the ban during a news conference Monday […]
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News video: 40 People Trapped In Philippines Landslide

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A Philippine police officer has said at least 40 people are feared to have been trapped in a landslide in the country’s north. The Huffington Post reports that seven bodies have been dug out by rescuers. The missing and dead are mostly gold miners. Police Superintendent Pelita Tacio on Friday told...

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