UAE offers condolences to Philippines over victims of landslide

The ministry also wished for a speedy recovery for all those injured

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Catholic lay ministers say a prayer during the mass burial of victims of the Masara landslide, at Mawab, Davao de Oro, Philippines, February 14, 2024. Reuters
Catholic lay ministers say a prayer during the mass burial of victims of the Masara landslide, at Mawab, Davao de Oro, Philippines, February 14, 2024. Reuters

Published: Sat 17 Feb 2024, 7:11 PM

Last updated: Sun 18 Feb 2024, 8:01 AM

The UAE expressed its sincere condolences and solidarity with the Philippines over victims of the landslide that occurred in the province of Davao de Oro, in the south of the country.

The calamity caused the death, injury and loss of dozens of people and caused serious damage.


In a statement, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs expressed its sincere condolences and sympathy to the Philippine government, Filipino people and to families and relatives of the victims. It also wished for a speedy recovery for all those injured.

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Death toll

The death toll from a landslide in the southern Philippines has risen to 92 as the search for missing people continues, officials said on Thursday.

Provincial officials said 36 people were still unaccounted for after the landslide struck the town of Maco in the Davao de Oro province on Feb. 6.

Torrential rains have battered Davao de Oro in recent weeks, triggering floods and landslides, and forcing many families to flee their homes.

The U.S. military and the Philippines armed forces have been helping with relief operations for communities affected by the landslide.

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