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Thursday, 21 November 2013 15:09

$500 Million for Typhoon Rebuilding

World Bank Group is providing the Filipino government with a $500 million emergency loan to help rebuild the devastated country. They will also provide a cash transfer to help clean up from the disaster and build temporary shelters. The World Bank Group has sent a technical team to the Philippines to assess the damage and determine the best path to rebuild. The team will first determine a reconstruction plan for the country, and then they will set it into place.

Two people are dead and up to 40 people were trapped on Tuesday afternoon when a section of a shopping mall under construction collapsed in South Africa. Construction workers were roughly half-way done with the three story mall when the second floor collapsed. Rescue workers arrived on scene to provide medical assistance to those who were injured and used sniffing dogs to find workers trapped in the rubble.

Thursday, 21 November 2013 09:17

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