Philippines: Floods - Feb 1999
By Charie Villa
MANILA (Reuters) - Philippine soldiers and rescue workers scoured the ruins of a collapsed housing estate in Manila for survivors Friday as relatives of the dozens still buried three days after the disaster said they had given up hope.
''We are still in the rescue mode although hopes may be dimming,'' Defense Secretary Orlando Mercado told Reuters in a telephone interview after rescue workers said they had so far found 33 bodies in the rubble of the Cherry Hills housing estate.
Between 30 to 40 people are believed still buried under the wreckage of …
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Philippines - Floods
OCHA Situation Report No. 1