Philippine Relief Effort Proves Inadequate

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Rescue workers were forced onto boats and helicopters to help thousands of isolated survivors of a powerful earthquake in the Philip­pines, as the death toll climbed to 158.

Road access to the worst-hit towns on the central island of Bohol remained cut, two days after the 7.1-magnitude quake destroyed buildings and triggered landslides that engulfed homes, regional civil defence chief Minda Morante said.

Morante said helicopters were being used to evacuate some of the injured as well as resupply the i towns with emergency food rations.

Tens of thousands of survivors had taken refuge at government-run shelters in public buildings left standing on Bohol, she added.

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