MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Victims of a huge storm-triggered landslide in a coastal village in the Philippines that had once been devastated by a deadly tsunami mistakenly thought a tidal wave was coming and ran to higher ground where they were buried alive by the boulder-laden deluge, an official said Sunday.
At least 18 bodies, including those of children, have been dug up by rescuers from the vast muddy mound that now covers much of Kusiong village in southern Maguindanao province, among the hardest hit by the tropical storm Nalgae, which blew from the northwest of the Philippines. early Sunday.
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