Cheers from quake-hit Leyte:  6 people pulled out from rubble

CEBU CITY — Cheers broke out after rescuers pulled out six people from what used to be a three-story building in Kananga town, Leyte, which collapsed after a magnitude 6.5 earthquake shook the provinceon Thursdayafternoon.

Nerissa Superales, a cashier at New Town Grocery; and customer Jovelyn Omolon, 29 and her children, Alona Nicole Geraldez,7 and Sancho, 4, were rescued past8 p.m.after being trapped for close to 5 hours.

They were brought to a hospital in Ormoc City for treatment.

Rescued at past10 p.m.were Edgar Cabahug and a woman identified only as Cathy.

Mayor Rowena Codilla of Kananga said that after the rescue operations, an investigation would be conducted on wh…

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