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Search with every one other accompanied by rescue efforts bolstered inside Philippine disaster

Search with every one other accompanied by rescue efforts bolstered inside Philippine disaster

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — As search with every one other accompanied by rescue efforts increased accompanied by the coming of equipment, the demise toll has risen to at least 56, accompanied by 28 others missing, following a summer tropical depression that unleashed days of pounding rainfall caused landslides with every one other accompanied by floods inside the centre with every one other accompanied by southern Philippines, officials said Wednesday.

Nearly 200 villagers were injured mostly inside the landslides inside the hard-hit city of Baybay inside centre Leyte province over the weekend with every one other accompanied by early Monday, officials said. Army, police with every one other accompanied by other rescuers were struggling accompanied by mire with every one other accompanied by unstable heaps of world with every one other accompanied by debris to find the lost villagers.

More rescuers with every one other accompanied by heavy equipment, including backhoes, arrived inside the landslide-hit villages inside Baybay. Its mayor, Jose Carlos Cari, said the weather cleared Wednesday, allowing the search with every one other accompanied by rescue labour to go filled force.

"We're looking for so numerous additional lost people," Cari said with every one other accompanied by added that authorities would do a recount to determine how numerous villagers were really lost with every one other accompanied by believed buried inside the landslides.

Forty-seven of the deceased were recovered from the landslides that hit sextet Baybay villages, military with every one other accompanied by local officials said. Nine other people drowned somewhere else inside floodwaters inside quartet centre with every one other accompanied by southern provinces, they said.

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"We are saddened by this dreadful event that caused an unfortunate mislaying of lives with every one other accompanied by demolition of properties," said armed force brigade leader Col. Noel Vestuir, who was helping oversee the search with every one other accompanied by rescue.

Coast guard, police with every one other accompanied by firefighters rescued some villagers Monday inside flooded centre communities, including some who were trapped on their roofs. In centre Cebu city, schools with every one other accompanied by labour were suspended Monday with every one other accompanied by Mayor Michael Rama declared a condition of calamity to permit the quick release of crisis funds.

At least 20 storms with every one other accompanied by typhoons batter the Philippines every one year, mostly throughout the rainy time that begins around June. Some storms have hit flat throughout the scorching summer months inside recent years.

The disaster-prone Southeast Asian nation too lies on the Pacific "Ring of Fire," where numerous of the world's volcanic eruptions with every one other accompanied by earthquakes occur.

Search with every one other accompanied by rescue efforts bolstered inside Philippine disaster

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