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December 13, 1999 | Associated Press
Damage and injuries from a powerful earthquake that rocked the Philippines before dawn were less severe than first feared, officials said Sunday. The quake, which struck the main island of Luzon just after 2 a.m. Sunday, had a preliminary magnitude of 6.8, strong enough to cause serious damage. But hours later, the death toll was two people. About two dozen others, mostly children, were injured, relief officials said.
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December 13, 1999 | Associated Press
Damage and injuries from a powerful earthquake that rocked the Philippines before dawn were less severe than first feared, officials said Sunday. The quake, which struck the main island of Luzon just after 2 a.m. Sunday, had a preliminary magnitude of 6.8, strong enough to cause serious damage. But hours later, the death toll was two people. About two dozen others, mostly children, were injured, relief officials said.
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September 22, 1998 | Associated Press
The captain of a sinking Philippine ferry ordered crew members to jump ship without warning hundreds of passengers that the boat was going down, a survivor said Monday. Princess of the Orient skipper Capt. Esrum Mahilum apparently never told passengers what was happening or what to do as huge waves buffeted the ferry, said Napoleon Sesante, one of 361 survivors of Friday night's disaster. At least 39 of the 454 people on board died; 54 people remain missing.
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October 22, 1998 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Typhoon Babs swept across the central Philippines, ripping roofs off bamboo houses, triggering landslides and forcing widespread evacuations. Disaster officials said at least two people were killed and two others were injured by the storm. In Camarines Sur province, three fishermen were missing after they were washed away by surging waves. Schools, government offices and businesses were closed in Manila as the capital prepared for a direct hit.
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October 22, 1998 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Typhoon Babs swept across the central Philippines, ripping roofs off bamboo houses, triggering landslides and forcing widespread evacuations. Disaster officials said at least two people were killed and two others were injured by the storm. In Camarines Sur province, three fishermen were missing after they were washed away by surging waves. Schools, government offices and businesses were closed in Manila as the capital prepared for a direct hit.
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September 22, 1998 | Associated Press
The captain of a sinking Philippine ferry ordered crew members to jump ship without warning hundreds of passengers that the boat was going down, a survivor said Monday. Princess of the Orient skipper Capt. Esrum Mahilum apparently never told passengers what was happening or what to do as huge waves buffeted the ferry, said Napoleon Sesante, one of 361 survivors of Friday night's disaster. At least 39 of the 454 people on board died; 54 people remain missing.
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