Landslide kills 30 miners in Philippines

Landslide kills 30 miners in Philippines

Landslide most likely caused by Typhoon Mangkhut which hit north of country on Saturday

News Service AA

At least 30 miners were killed and 13 others went missing when a landslide occurred in northern Philippines, media reports said Sunday.

The landslide occurred in a goldmine in Benguet province’s Itogon town, Xinhua Agency reported.

Rescuers are trying to reach the missing miners trapped in the area.

It is likely that the Typhoon Mangkhut -- which hit the north of the country on early Saturday and left late Sunday -- caused the landslide.

According to the latest figures, at least 28 people were killed by typhoon which is now headed to southern China and Hong Kong.


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