15,000 evacuated as typhoon Utor heads towards central Philippines

LEGASPI, Philippines (AFP) – Thousands of people living around Mayon volcano in the eastern Philippine province of Albay have been evacuated amid fears that an approaching storm could trigger fresh mudslides, officials said. Last week, super typhoon Durian triggered slides of volcanic debris, leaving over 1,200 people dead or missing.

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~ by janpalmer on December 23, 2006.

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