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52 Confirmed Deaths in Philippines Massacre

The New York Times, 25 November 2009
Publié le : 25 novembre 2009
 Carlos H. Conde 

"MANILA The death toll in Monday's election violence rose to 52 on Wednesday, the Philippine authorities said, as six more bodies were recovered.

"The regional police commander in Maguindanao Province, Josefino Cataluna, said the bodies were dug out from a shallow pit near a grassy hilltop where police and troops earlier found 46 other corpses after Monday's attack, The Associated Press reported. He said the 52 victims included the family of a gubernatorial candidate and 18 Filipino journalists who accompanied his relatives in filing his election papers.

"The government declared a state of emergency Tuesday in two southern provinces in an effort to head off further bloodshed."

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