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43 dead, 25 injured in Compostela Valley as ‘Pablo’ sweeps Mindanao

/ 08:54 PM December 04, 2012

MANILA, Philippines—At least 43 people died and 25 others injured as Typhoon “Pablo” (international name: Bopha) slammed into the mining province of Compostela Valley Tuesday, the military said.

The victims drowned when torrents of water dumped by a powerful typhoon rushed down a mountain, engulfing the victims in Andap village in the municipality of New Bataan, Colonel Edgardo de Leon of the Eastern Mindanao Command told


A soldier on standby for rescue operations at a military detachment in the village was among the fatalities, De Leon said.

Compostela Valley Governor Arturo Uy said rain from Typhoon “Pablo” accumulated atop a mountain and then burst down on Andap village early Tuesday.

Uy said the victims included villagers who had fled from their homes to a village hall, which was swamped by the flash flood. An army truck carrying soldiers and villagers also was washed away. With a report from Associated Press

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