The Pendleton Panther

Mudslide Kills Many

Posted on: October 9, 2009

Philippines Asia Storm

Northern Philippines

In the northern Philippines, many people were killed on October 9, 2009.  Flooding from the slow moving Tropical Storm Parma has triggered several mudslides over the area, killing at least 160 citizens.  This latest mud slide has rapidly raised the death toll to almost 500 people.  The Philippines has seen over 100 mudslides over the Mountain Provinces, over a span of only one week.  The huge Typhoon Parma reached land on Saturday (October 3), but rapidly stopped just as the storm was off shore.  This halt of the typhoon has caused heavy rains and flooding over the entire Philippines.  The Tropical Storm has poured over the area for the past six consecutive days.  Only one week before, the tropical storm Ketsana hit Manila to the south on Luzon.  Ketsana killed at least 337 people.  Now the Philippines are being hit again hard.  Many civilians were buried alive under the mud and rubble and are still missing, therefor authorities have not been able to get an exact death toll at this time.


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