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Second quake strikes as bewildered Filipinos hunt for survivors

AFP, Philippines
Second quake strikes as bewildered Filipinos hunt for survivors
A church worker inspects a bell from the 18th century St. Catherine of Alexandria after its bell tower was destroyed following a 6.3 magnitude earthquake that struck the town of Porac, pampanga province yesterday. Philippine rescuers were scrambling yesterday reach dozens of people feared buried under a building near Manila that collapsed a day earlier in a powerful earthquake, as the death toll climbed to 11. AFP photo

Philippine rescuers raced yesterday to reach some two dozen people still feared buried under a building near Manila that collapsed a day earlier in a deadly earthquake, as a powerful second tremor hit the nation.

The US Geological Survey put the second quake—on the central island of Samar—at 6.4 magnitude, stronger than the one that wrought significant damage Monday near the capital in the north.

The latest quake sent terrified locals fleeing into the streets, with the authorities reporting 10 injuries—mostly from falling objects and one person who panicked and injured a leg jumping off a building.

“No one started crying, but of course some panicked because it was really strong,” said Rey Estrobo, a supervisor at a hotel in Borongan town, near the epicentre.

More than 100 others were injured by falling rubble on Monday, including in Manila, according to police.

 

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