2 Killed As Strong Earthquake Hits Philippines
27th, July 2022
A strong earthquake has left at least two people dead and injured dozens in the Northern Philippines, where the tremor set off small landslides and damaged buildings and churches prompting terrified crowds and hospital patients in the capital to rush outdoors.
Renato Solidum, the head of the Philippine institute of volcanology and seismology said the 7-magnitude quake was centred in the province of Abra in a mountainous area
A safety officer of the Abra town of Lagangi-lang, Michael Brillantes, said the ground shook like he was on a swing and the lights suddenly went out. he also said it was the most powerful quake he had felt. officials have said that a villager was killed when he was hit by falling cement slabs in his house in Abra, and at least 25 others were injured and were mostly confined in hospitals.