Storm, mudslides kill 208 in Philippines (AP)




 
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December 2nd, 2006  
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Topic: Storm, mudslides kill 208 in Philippines (AP)


AP - The ash and boulders had been building up since an eruption in July, high on the slopes of the Mayon volcano. Typhoon Durian's blasts of wind and drenching rain raked it all down in a deadly black wall of debris. For nearly three hours Thursday afternoon, mudslides ripped through Mayon's gullies, uprooting trees, flattening houses and engulfing people. Entire hamlets were swamped in Mayon, on northern Luzon island.



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