2 dead in Leyte quake; Ormoc airport closed




The powerful earthquake that hit Leyte on Thursday afternoon left two people dead and injured dozens of others, local officials said.


In Kananga, Leyte, Vice Mayor Elmer Codilla said one body was recovered from the commercial building that collapsed when the 6.5-magnitude earthquake rattled the province.

The building housed a grocery, hardware and a pension house.

In Ormoc City, Mayor Richard Gomez told radio station DZBB that one person was killed and over 100 others were hospitalized following a landslide caused by the powerful earthquake.

Gomez added that the Ormoc Airport was ordered closed to give way to authoritiesto inspect r…

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