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At about 10:30 in the morning on February 17, 2006, a cliff face of a ridge straddling the
Philippine Fault collapsed in a combination rockslidedebris avalanche event,
translocating and subsequently burying Guinsaugon village in the town of Saint Bernard,
but Guinsaugon was the worsthit community.


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severed communication lines. Many residents were also buried alive, because although
they initially moved away from the area due to the torrential rains and fear of a landslide,
they returned after the rains had eased and therefore would have been present when the
landslide occurred. A final point to add…


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