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Landslide hits Pantukan, Philippines

A landslide occurred at the small-scale mining community in Compostela Valley, in the Philippines, killing at least 22 people.

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A landslide buried a small-scale mining community of Pantukan in southern Philippines, Jan. 6, 2012. The landslide killed at least 22 people and injured more than a dozen others. (AP)
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A landslide buried a small-scale mining community of Pantukan in southern Philippines, Jan. 6, 2012. The landslide killed at least 22 people and injured more than a dozen others. (AP)

Shanty houses were destroyed after the landslide in Pantukan. (Reuters)
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Shanty houses were destroyed after the landslide in Pantukan. (Reuters)

Rescuers use shovels to dig at the site of a landslide during a search and rescue operation. (Reuters)
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Rescuers use shovels to dig at the site of a landslide during a search and rescue operation. (Reuters)

The Bayan Mo Ipatrol Mo (BMPM) provided this photo of the landslide, January 5, 2012. (BMPM/Reuters)
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The Bayan Mo Ipatrol Mo (BMPM) provided this photo of the landslide, January 5, 2012. (BMPM/Reuters)

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