Death toll rises to 14 in landslide in the Philippines

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March 9, 2013PHILIPPINESThe death toll in the landslide that marred operations in a geothermal power plant in Leyte last week, rose to 14, following the recovery of five bodies Wednesday, and another one early Thursday morning. Alberto Ignacio Jr., geothermal projects division vice president of construction firm First Balfour, said the four bodies were retrieved Wednesday morning buried in the ground along the road where they were building a pipe shelter at the time of the landslide. Ignacio identified the first four bodies recovered on Wednesday as those of Salvador Lascañas Jr., Alfredo Arabis, Romeo Yazar and Danilo Mabuti. The fifth body later recovered in the day and a sixth early morning Thursday were identified as Salvador Yabana and Jorden Salcedo. “We are extending full assistance to the family for funeral/burial expenses. We have also assigned staff to be with the families as we did for…

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