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3 gold miners killed as tunnels collapse in Cotabato
March 31, 2011 - 9:17am

DAVAO CITY, Philippines (Xinhua) – At least three miners have been killed as tunnels collapsed following a landslide triggered by heavy rains in southern Philippines, local officials said on Thursday.

The accident occurred in gold-rich T'boli town in Mindanao's South Cotabato province, according to Bobong Dimpot, head of the province's village affairs office.

Dimpot told local radio livestock animals also drowned after the Sapali river in T'bolo, Surallah and Banga towns overflowed, flooding farms and forcing some residents to evacuate to higher grounds.

A bridge also collapsed in T'boli following the landslide and flood, he said, while provincial social welfare officials were now in the area to assess the situation and extend assistance to affected families.

BOBONG DIMPOT BOLI COLLAPSED DIMPOT FOLLOWING LANDSLIDE MINDANAO SAPALI SOUTH COTABATO SURALLAH AND BANGA XINHUA
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shaka1000 April 1, 2011 9:06am

what is going to happen after all the mining is finished....all the trees and vegetatation that has been cleared for the mining operation...are the mining companies going to return the area back to its natural state....or are they just going to pack up...say thank you very much bye...leave the area ....with more potential land and mud slides for decades to come...not counting all the death and destruction that will follow

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