TE24 International Desk:
MANILA – A major earthquake struck the northern Philippines on Wednesday, causing landslides, damaging buildings, killing at least four people and injuring dozens.
Patients in the capital were evacuated and panicked people rushed outside. The 7-magnitude quake was centered in the mountainous region of Abra, said Renato Solidam, director of the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Earthquakes, who described the morning quake as a major quake.
The ground shook like a rock and suddenly the lights went out. Michael Brirantes, a watchman in Lagangilang, Abra town near the epicenter. It was the strongest tremor I have ever felt and I thought the ground would open. At least four people died, mostly in collapsed buildings. Among them were villagers who were injured when cement slabs hit Abra houses, injuring at least 25.
In Benguet, a small building collapsed on a strawberry-growing hill, killing workers from nail injuries. City of La Trinidad. construction He took office less than a month after the collapse in Abra, where President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. was scheduled to visit victims and local government officials on Thursday.
Photojournalist Harley Palanchao and his colleagues suddenly heard thunder and saw an avalanche of rocks the size of a car in front of them, 2 in Mountain Province. I was driving a van. a high mountain “Go back, go back!
A colleague shouted a van, fearing that the 44-year-old father of three took the camera in the front seat and it would be the last picture of his life. I tear things up. The van in front of them was hit by a rock and injured, but he and the others who remained in the second van retreated quickly enough and escaped unharmed.
I thought there should at least be a record if anything. “”It was a terrifying experience.” The Red Cross released an image of a three-story building leaning precariously on a rubble-strewn street in Abra.
In a horrified bystander video, part of an old stone church tower collapses A mountainside in a cloud of dust. Patients (some in wheelchairs) and medical personnel evacuated at least two hospitals in Manila, about 300 kilometers (200 mi) south of Lagangilan, but engineers found a small crack.
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