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>> After a slow and painful dig, a body is unearthed from a pile of debris in the Philippines. It's the 12th so far, and dozens of others are believed to still be trapped after Super Typhoon Mangkhut ploughed through the country, triggering massive landslides like this one in the remote village of Ucab.
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>> This is a mass fatality involving probably more than 70 casualties. So our task is to establish the identity of the victims.>> Mangkhut tore through Asia this weekend, leaving behind it's deadliest aftermath in the Philippines with over 50 people dead. And on Monday, about 300 volunteers in Ucab geared up to help find survivors.
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Reuters' Jerome Morales was on the ground.>> Rescuers are especially challenged by the absence of heavy equipment and machinery, because of inaccessible roads to this landslide area. So the responders really are resorting to shovels, rakes, and even bare hands to search for the missing people.>> Officials say there was an old bunkhouse here where miners lived.
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Next to it was a chapel, home to a pastor and his family. Both were crushed by earth and rocks.>> My hope is that they're fine and someone finds them. But even if they're dead, at least we can retrieve them and make our peace>> 150,000 people were evacuated when the storm hit, packing winds of over 200 kilometers per hour.
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It then wreaked havoc in southern China, with Hong Kong and Macau blasted by high speed winds and rain on Sunday. Recovery operations have kicked off across the region in its wake. Cleaning up after Mangkhut's trail of destruction as the death toll continues to rise.
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