Pinatubo Tragedy (2000) – Mount Pinatubo was one of the most tragic volcanic eruptions this century. But the story of the evacuees of Pinatubo is more heartbreaking than any natural disaster.
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Survivors found their way to Clark Air Force Base, an abandoned U.S. facility just miles away, which quickly provided shelter and comfort. But the refugees soon began to feel unexplainable symptoms. Children were being born with horrific deformities, and the people became sicker and sicker. They eventually realised that certain areas around their new home had served as the toxic dump for American troops stationed at the airbase, rendering their water completely polluted.
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ABC Australia – Ref. 0741