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2 dead as tornado hits Cotabato village

(The Philippine Star) - May 25, 2014 - 4:00pm

DAVAO CITY, Philippines (Xinhua) - Two people were killed and another was injured when a twister ripped through a village in North Cotabato over the weekend, authorities said today.

The freak wind uprooted coconut and fruit trees which toppled onto houses last night, crushing to death a child and an elderly woman in Salunayan village, Midsayap town, in Mindanao's North Cotabato province, police said.

Another man was able to run out as a coconut tree toppled on his house, but sustained injuries, a radio report quoted police as saying.

North Cotabato governor Emmylou Mendoza has ordered distribution of assistance to the victims.




 

ANOTHER COCONUT COTABATO EMMYLOU MENDOZA MIDSAYAP MINDANAO NORTH NORTH COTABATO POLICE SALUNAYAN XINHUA
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