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Two Filipinos who survived Typhoon Rai devastation die from food and water shortage

Two Filipinos who survived the devastation wrought by Typhoon Rai have died of dehydration, according to local media, as people in storm-ravaged areas pleaded for food and water and officials warned of potential looting in the absence of urgent humanitarian assistance. The deaths on the hard-hit island of Siargao brought the typhoon’s toll to at […]

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Philippines: Death toll from Super Typhoon Ria tops 100 as authorities struggle to deliver food and supplies

The death toll from the strongest typhoon to hit the Philippines this year has topped 100, official tallies showed on Sunday, as the government struggles to deliver emergency food aid to the most devastated areas of the country. The overall number of reported deaths stands at 108, according to AFP. More than 300,000 people fled […]

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Philippine Plane Crash: Death toll rises to 50, including 3 civilians on ground

Fifty people were killed when a Philippine Air Force plane crashed in the southern Philippines on Sunday, the country’s worst military air disaster in decades. The C-130 military plane was transporting troops from Cagayan de Oro, in Mindanao, to Sulu province when it missed the runway on the island of Jolo. The plane, which was […]

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Military plane transporting troops crashes in the Philippines and bursts into flames

At least 17 people were killed when a military plane came down in southern Philippines. The plane – Lockheed C-130 Hercules – was carrying 97 passengers, mostly troops when it overshot the runway while landing on the island of Jolo. Seventeen bodies were found at the crash site. 47 people were rescued alive from the […]

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6.8 magnitude earthquake hits southern Philippines island of Mindanao

A six-year-old girl was among three people killed when a 6.8-magnitude earthquake struck the southern Philippines island of Mindanao on Sunday. The girl was inside her family’s house when the building collapsed and killed her. Fire Service director Chief Superintendent Samuel Tadeo confirmed the three deaths and also said a market in Padada had collapsed. […]