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Building collapses after 6.8 magnitude earthquake kills two in the Philippines

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Building collapses after 6.8 magnitude earthquake kills two in the Philippines

Building collapses after 6.8 magnitude earthquake kills two in the Philippines

Shocked fled from a building as it collapsed during a 6.8 magnitude earthquake in the Philippines this morning (October 29) in which at least two people died.

Part of the municipal hall in Magsaysay town, Davao del Sur, fell down when the strong earthquake which hit the city at 9:04 am local time.

Staff said that miraculously nobody was injured from the building collapse and everyone was evacuated before the concrete wall gave way.

Local media reported that elsewhere in the region, a 15-year-old high-school student from Davao del Sur province was killed by a hollow block.

One other person was killed and several others injured while more are missing.

The quake's epicentre was located inland northeast of Tulunan town in Cotabato province, 972km (604 miles) south of Manila, the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology said.

It struck the town of Tulunan and other parts of Mindanao just two weeks after a strong quake hit the same area, killing several people and injuring dozens more.


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