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BREAKING: 7.2 Earthquake Slams Bohol Island in Philippines Killing At Least Four People

MANILA, Philippines — A 7.2-magnitude earthquake struck in the central Philippines Tuesday morning, killing at least four people and collapsing and damaging buildings, radio reports and officials said.

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The quake was centered 35 miles deep below Carmen town on Bohol Island and was felt across the region.

Radio station DZMM quoted civil defense officials as saying that four people died when part of a fish port collapsed in nearby Cebu city, across the strait from Bohol.

The roof of a market in Mandaue in Cebu province also collapsed, injuring 19 people, according to TV reports. People rushed out of buildings and homes, including hospitals as aftershocks continued.

Bohol Gov. Edgardo Chatto said that a church was reported damaged in the provincial capital of Tagbilaran and a part of the city hall collapsed, injuring one person.

Earthquakes are common in the Philippines, which lies along the Pacific “Rim of Fire.”

 

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