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2 die in another strong quake in central Philippines

MANILA (Philippine Daily Inquirer/ANN) -- Central Philippines was rocked by a 5.1-magnitude earthquake which led to the death of at least two women and destruction of close to 60 houses.

A security guard stares at the glass door of the local bank on Real Street that was shattered during the magnitude 5.1 earthquake on Wednesday morning. -- Robert Dejon, Inquirer Visayas

Two women died while at least fifty-six houses were damaged on Wednesday morning when a strong earthquake hit this city anew, just less than two months after it was struck by a magnitude 6.9 tremor.

Supt. Elma delos Santos, Ormoc police deputy director for operations, identified the fatalities as Maria Colasito, 51, of Barangay (village) Naungan and Rosita Baloro, 70, from Barangay San Jose.

When the earthquake shook at 6:23 am, Colasito ran o utside her house but she slipped and hit he r head on t he pavement.

She died at the hospital, said Delos Santos.

The police officer said Baloro suffered a heart attack inside their house during the earthquake. She died upon reaching the hospital.

At least fifty-six houses we re also damaged in Barangay Alta Vista, according to village chairwoman Myrna Mangle.



(Latest Update August 25, 2017)

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