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Philippines: Rescue teams hunt for survivors in 6.8 quake aftermath

Philippines, Padada
December 16, 2019 at 09:16 GMT +00:00 · Published

First responders continued to look for survivors in Padada on Monday where at least five are feared to be trapped in a collapsed shopping centre after the southern Philippines where hit by a 6.8 magnitude earthquake which killed at least five people.

Footage shows two retrieved bodies amid collapsed and affected buildings as well as people putting up tents for evacuated and injured people. One of the victims was a six-year-old girl who was in her family's home when it collapsed.

Firefighters, police, volunteers as well as the army are trying to locate survivors and victims in the rubble after the fifth powerful quake to shake the region since October. A total of 84 people were injured according to officials.

Located in the Pacific Circle of Fire, the Philippines often suffer from earthquakes. Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte, who has been criticised for not visiting areas affected by quakes in recent months, was in his Davao home near the epicentre. He is safe according to a statement from the presidential palace.

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First responders continued to look for survivors in Padada on Monday where at least five are feared to be trapped in a collapsed shopping centre after the southern Philippines where hit by a 6.8 magnitude earthquake which killed at least five people.

Footage shows two retrieved bodies amid collapsed and affected buildings as well as people putting up tents for evacuated and injured people. One of the victims was a six-year-old girl who was in her family's home when it collapsed.

Firefighters, police, volunteers as well as the army are trying to locate survivors and victims in the rubble after the fifth powerful quake to shake the region since October. A total of 84 people were injured according to officials.

Located in the Pacific Circle of Fire, the Philippines often suffer from earthquakes. Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte, who has been criticised for not visiting areas affected by quakes in recent months, was in his Davao home near the epicentre. He is safe according to a statement from the presidential palace.

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