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Hopes fade for dozens buried in Philippines quake

February 8, 2012

Philippine president Benigno Aquino III waves as he walks over a damaged bridge two days after a 6.9-magnitude earthquake in Martilo village, La Libertad Town,  province of Negros Oriental, Central Philippines, 08 February 2012. Philippine President Benigno Aquino III visited a central province damaged by a 6.9-magnitude earthquake that triggered landslides, collapsed houses and killed at least 48 people. Aquino assured residents of Negros Oriental province, 570 kilometres south of Manila, that the government was working to restore power and water services damaged by quake. Rescuers were searching for more than 90 people reported missing after landslides in two villages in Guihulngan City and nearby La Libertad town.

Credit: EPA

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