Emergency workers in the Philippines say sensing equipment has failed to pick up any any noise beneath the surface of a mud-buried village, and the prospects of finding survivors from a massive landslide are fading.
Rescue workers in the village of Guinsaugon on Leyte island are concentrating today (Tuesday) on reaching a school buried by Friday's landslide. Sensing equipment picked up sounds at the site on Monday, but officials said they were unsure whether the noises were made by people.
Sounds have not been heard since Monday.
More than one thousand people are feared dead. Fewer than 100 bodies have been recovered so far. No survivors have been found since Friday.
Rain and the threat of more landslides have slowed the work of rescue crews, which include U.S. Marines and personnel from Malaysia and Taiwan.