Wednesday July 27, 2022

VIDEO: Powerful earthquake strikes northern Philippines, kills 5 and injures 60

VIDEO: Powerful earthquake strikes northern Philippines, kills 5 and injures 60

Rescuers try to pull out a trapped resident from under a collapsed structure after a strong earthquake struck La Trinidad, Benguet province, on Wednesday. AP

Rlixa Report

A strong earthquake set off landslides and damaged buildings in the northern Philippines on Wednesday, killing at least five people and injuring dozens.

In the capital Manila, hospital patients were evacuated and terrified people rushed outdoors.

At least five people died - mostly in collapsed structures. One villager died when hit by falling cement slabs in his house in Abra, where dozens of others were injured. In Benguet province, a worker was pinned to death after a small building that was under construction collapsed in the strawberry-growing mountain town of La Trinidad.

Hundreds of houses and buildings had cracked walls, including some that collapsed in Abra, where President Ferdinand Marcos Jr., who took office less than a month ago, planned to travel on Thursday to meet victims and local officials.