MANILA, Philippines - Two French tourists were among at least 10 people killed when heavy rains collapsed an earthen dike and fed landslides and floods that deluged towns and villages in the northern Philippines, officials said Friday.
A group of French and South Koreans were travelling on Mount Pinatubo on Thursday in three vehicles when a landslide blocked their path, trapping one of the cars, said Tarlac provincial Gov. Victor Yap.
Three French were swept away in a flash flood and the bodies of two of them were recovered early Friday. One remains missing, Yap said.
Officials originally identified the dead tourists as Canadian, but they later corrected that.
A Filipino guide also was killed, Yap he said. The rest of the group was safe.