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At least 5 dead, 173 injured after powerful Mindanao quake – NDRRMC

/ 01:11 PM October 29, 2019

MANILA, Philippines — At least five people were reported dead while 173 others were injured after a magnitude 6.6 earthquake jolted central Mindanao on Tuesday morning.

Nestor Narciso, 66, a resident of Koronadal City, died from injuries, initial reports from the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council said.

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A total of 173 people were injured from Lanao del Norte, Cotabato, South Cotabato and Sarangani.

A father and his child were killed in Arakan, Cotabato, local officials said.

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In Tulunan town, a pregnant woman was also killed after being hit by debris, according to the mayor.

Twenty-three local government units have also suspended classes, the NDRRMC added,

The earthquake struck 26 kilometers northeast of Tulunan, Cotabato at 9:04 a.m., the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology said.

As of 3 p.m., a total of 114 were recorded — 75 were plotted and 14 were felt — ranging from magnitude 1.6 to 6.1 and Intensity of I to VII, the NDRRMC said.

Tuesday’s earthquake came about two weeks since a 6.3 magnitude tremor jolted Tulunan town.

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Inquirer calls for support for the victims of earthquakes in Mindanao

Responding to appeals for help, the Inquirer is extending its relief to the families affected by the recent earthquakes in Mindanao.

Cash donations may be deposited in the Inquirer Foundation Corp. Banco De Oro (BDO) Current Account No: 007960018860.

Inquiries may be addressed and emailed to Inquirer’s Corporate Affairs office through [email protected]

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