Dozens feared buried under thick mud from typhoon

Santiago, Isabela province, the Philippines (CNN)Rescue operations are underway in the Philippines as 49 people remain missing after Super Typhoon Mangkhut triggered a massive landslide in the country’s north, destroying hundreds of homes.

Fifty-four people have been confirmed dead so far as a result of the typhoon, Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte’s spokesperson said Monday.
Dozens of the dead and missing are believed to be miners who were trapped inside a building buried by a landslide in the mining town of Itogon, in Benghuet province.

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