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WORLD IN BRIEF : PHILIPPINES : More Dependents Return to Subic Base

From Times Staff and Wire Reports

Hundreds of U.S. Navy dependents who fled the eruption of Mt. Pinatubo volcano returned to Subic Bay Naval Base. American sailors, carrying bouquets of flowers and signs reading “Welcome Home,” tearfully kissed wives and children who fled to the United States in June after the volcano swamped the dockyard under tons of ash and debris. A Navy spokesman said that about 4,000 more dependents are expected to return in the coming weeks out of the total of 6,500 who fled.


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