Panic, damage after deadly Leyte earthquake

Residents fled their houses in panic overnight on Friday as aftershocks hit the central Philippines a day after a 6.5-magnitude earthquake killed two people and injured at least 72 others, authorities said.

 

Rescuers pulled out 13 trapped people from a collapsed commercial building late Thursday in the town of Kananga on Leyte island, near the epicenter of the quake, local officials said.

 

Three provinces in the region remain without power while all schools are closed in Leyte as authorities assess the damage.

 

“Some residents ran out of their homes when they felt aftershocks. Some had panicked but many stayed calm because we just had an earthquake…

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