Eight killed in quake, aftershocks in Philippines, 60 injured
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  • 07:44 27 July 2019

Eight killed in quake, aftershocks in Philippines, 60 injured

An earthquake and aftershocks struck islands off the north of the Philippines on Saturday killing eight people and injuring 60, disaster officials said, APA reports quoting Reuters.

An initial quake of magnitude 5.4 that struck the Batanes islands was followed shortly by an aftershock of magnitude 5.9, according to Philippine government data. Another big aftershock struck a little later.

The first quake killed five people while three people were killed in aftershocks, Ricardo Jalad, executive director of the disaster agency, told Reuters.

“It’s traumatic ... we’re still feel strong aftershocks,” Edna Gato, a school teacher in Itbayat town, told Reuters.

Faig Mahmudov

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