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    Philippines illegal gold mine brings misfortune

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    It's a mountain that's supposed to make dreams come true - Mt Diwalwal in southern Philippines is said to hold the country's biggest gold deposit -but for some miners, its brought misfortunes instead. Twenty-one people were washed away in a landslide in Diwalwal caused by Typhoon Bopha, but their deaths were barely noticed because the mine site is one of the most lawless, illegal mine sites in the country - controlled by private armed groups. The roads were blocked shortly after the landslide which made it very difficult for aid and rescue teams to arrive. Al Jazeera's Jamela Alindogan reports from Compestela Valley.