More bodies uncovered in Philippines

Iran Materials 2 December 2006 13:49 (UTC +04:00)

(AP) - Rescuers recovered more bodies from flooded homes and mud-swamped villages on Saturday, raising the death total from Typhoon Durian to over 300, with up to another 300 people missing, reports Trend.

The typhoon blasted ashore with gusts of up to 165 mph, sending walls of muddy volcanic ash and red-hot boulders crashing down the slopes of the Mayon volcano, which erupted last summer.

The national Office of Civil Defense reported 208 people dead and 261 missing. But the figures included only 22 dead and no one missing from one town where 120 bodies had been recovered.