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Death toll from Philippine landslide rises to 92, search continues
Death toll from Philippine landslide rises to 92, search continues
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Death toll from Philippine landslide rises to 92, search continues
by DZRH News15 February 2024
Catholic lay ministers say a prayer during the mass burial of victims of the Masara landslide, at Mawab, Davao de Oro, Philippines, February 14, 2024. REUTERS/Mark Navales

MANILA (Reuters) - The death toll from a landslide in the southern Philippines has risen to 92 as the search for missing people continues, officials said on Thursday.

Provincial officials said 36 people were still unaccounted for after the landslide struck the town of Maco in the Davao de Oro province on Feb. 6.

Torrential rains have battered Davao de Oro in recent weeks, triggering floods and landslides, and forcing many families to flee their homes.

The U.S. military and the Philippines armed forces have been helping with relief operations for communities affected by the landslide.

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(Reporting by Karen Lema, Editing by Timothy Heritage)

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