» 12/05/2012, 00.00
Mindanao: shelters collapse from typhoon Bopha
Fr Vettoretto, PIME missionary in Arakan Valley, talks about the difficult situation in the areas struck by the typhoon. Landslides and swelling rivers sweep away buildings used as shelters. Dozens are dead in the provinces of Davao Oriental, Campostela Valley and Cagayan de oro.
Mindanao: AsiaNews supporting the work of Caritas among the victims of Typhoon Bopha
Fr. Edwin Gariguez, director of Caritas Philippines, reports that the situation in the provinces affected by the typhoon is dramatic. The official toll could exceed 1,000 dead. Incalculable material damage to homes and agriculture. An appeal: "Please pray for and support these families who have lost everything in a few hours with a small donation."
Mindanao: landsides and mud hamper rescue in areas hit by Typhoon Bopha
Raging waters sweep away roads, bridges and power lines in the provinces of Compostela Valley and Davao Orientale. Communications with more remote areas are impossible. The death toll is expected to climb. Caritas and NASSA are leading the way to help the displaced.
Typhoon Bopha hits the Philippines, two dead and more than 40 thousand displaced
Both victims of trees felled by strong winds. The gusts touched up to 210 km / h. Now heading to the west and is expected to reach the waters of the South China Sea. President Aquino calls for mutual solidarity to "limit the damage and loss of human lives."
Mindanao: typhoon victims increase, shelters near collapse
The toll is 484 dead, 383 missing and over 300 thousand displaced. Corpses continue to emerge from under the mud. A man found alive after 48 hours immersed in water and debris. The authorities charged with failure in prevention. Growing fear in Vietnam and southern China for the passage of the typhoon.
Mindanao: outpouring of solidarity for flood victims
To help the survivors, the people have given up decorations and fireworks. In rich and poor parishes donations of food, clothing and money for over 700 thousand displaced. Death toll now stands at 1400.
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