Panic in Ormoc City after magnitude 5.4 tremor
ORMOC CITY—People went into panic anew after another earthquake hit the area on Monday morning, just four days after a magnitude 6.5 tremor rocked Leyte.
Streets were clogged up with vehicles as people ran out to the streets to look for a place.
Some people were crying in fear.
At least 24 students were sent to a medical center put up by the city because they were hyperventilating.
The magnitude 5.4 tremor occurred around 9:45 a.m. and had its epicenter in Ormoc.
It happened at a time when city officials were preparing for a meeting to discuss a rehabilitation plan due to the devastation caused by the July 7 earthquake.
Ormoc Mayor Richard Gomez urged the public to stay calm.
He said the meeting would proceed while classes would continue although some schools opted to send their students home. JE/rga
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