Skip to comments.Philippines earthquake [Friday]: authorities report deaths from falling debris
Posted on 11/20/2023 6:05:17 PM PST by BenLurkin
The death toll from a strong earthquake off the southern Philippines rose to five on Saturday as authorities reported more casualties across two provinces.
The 6.7-magnitude quake that struck the Mindanao region mid-afternoon on Friday caused part of a shopping mall ceiling to collapse, triggered power cuts and sent people fleeing into the streets.
Falling debris from the mall in General Santos City crushed a woman to death, while 19 other people were treated for shock, city police captain Ari Noel Cardos said.
Police earlier reported the death of a couple pinned under a collapsing concrete wall in General Santos, where about 30 students were also treated for breathing difficulties.
Another person was killed by a falling steel structure in the municipality of Glan, in Sarangani province, said police officer Paul Mesalido.
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I saw a video of it. It was strong enough to shake tiles off the ceiling of the mall in the video and they were dropping all over the place.
Mark, you ok?
He should be, because it only killed 7.
And it was also only a 5 Richter.
Yes, we are fine. I never even felt it. It’s about 90 miles to the coast, and it was about 30 miles out to sea. I don’t know if there was a tsunami. The only way I knew about it, was when a message came over my cell phone, through the emergency system.
Was the 5.3 an aftershock of the Saturday 6.7 quake?
Last Friday??? Why so long with “news’???
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