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Manila - IN PHOTOS: Death Toll In Philippines Quake Jumps To 93

Published on: October 15, 2013 09:41 AM
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Rescuers clear debris from buried vehicles after an earthquake struck Cebu city, in central Philippines October 15, 2013. A strong earthquake measuring 7.2 struck islands popular with tourists in the Philippines on Tuesday killing at least 20 people, some while praying in a centuries-old church, officials said.   REUTERS/Erik De CastroRescuers clear debris from buried vehicles after an earthquake struck Cebu city, in central Philippines October 15, 2013. A strong earthquake measuring 7.2 struck islands popular with tourists in the Philippines on Tuesday killing at least 20 people, some while praying in a centuries-old church, officials said.  REUTERS/Erik De Castro

Manila - The death toll from a 7.2-magnitude earthquake that struck the central Philippine island of Bohol on Tuesday rose to 93, as rescuers struggled to reach patients in a collapsed hospital. Centuries-old stone churches crumbled and wide areas were without power.

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Bohol police chief Dennis Agustin said 77 of the deaths came from the province. At least 15 others died in nearby Cebu province and another on Siquijor Island.

The quake struck at 8:12 a.m. and was centered about 33 kilometers (20 miles) below Carmen city, where many small buildings collapsed.


Residents look at a collapsed portion of the fish port at Pasil in Cebu, central Philippines, Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2013. A 7.2-magnitude earthquake collapsed buildings, cracked roads and toppled the bell tower of the Philippines' oldest church Tuesday morning, causing multiple deaths across the central region and sending terrified residents into deadly stampedes. (Credit: AP)Residents look at a collapsed portion of the fish port at Pasil in Cebu, central Philippines, Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2013. A 7.2-magnitude earthquake collapsed buildings, cracked roads and toppled the bell tower of the Philippines’ oldest church Tuesday morning, causing multiple deaths across the central region and sending terrified residents into deadly stampedes. (Credit: AP)
Soldiers remove the debris that fell over cars following a 7.2-magnitude earthquake that hit Cebu city in central Philippines Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2013. The tremor collapsed buildings, cracked roads and toppled the bell tower of the Philippines' oldest church Tuesday morning, causing multiple deaths across the central region and sending terrified residents into deadly stampedes. (Credit: ASSOCIATED PRESS)Soldiers remove the debris that fell over cars following a 7.2-magnitude earthquake that hit Cebu city in central Philippines Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2013. The tremor collapsed buildings, cracked roads and toppled the bell tower of the Philippines’ oldest church Tuesday morning, causing multiple deaths across the central region and sending terrified residents into deadly stampedes. (Credit: ASSOCIATED PRESS)
A private guard stands near the damaged Basilica of the Holy Child following a 7.2-magnitude earthquake that hit Cebu city in central Philippines and toppled the bell tower of the Philippines' oldest church Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2013. The tremor collapsed buildings, cracked roads and toppled the bell tower of the Philippines' oldest church Tuesday morning, causing multiple deaths across the central region and sending terrified residents into deadly stampedes. (Credit: ASSOCIATED PRESS)A private guard stands near the damaged Basilica of the Holy Child following a 7.2-magnitude earthquake that hit Cebu city in central Philippines and toppled the bell tower of the Philippines’ oldest church Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2013. The tremor collapsed buildings, cracked roads and toppled the bell tower of the Philippines’ oldest church Tuesday morning, causing multiple deaths across the central region and sending terrified residents into deadly stampedes. (Credit: ASSOCIATED PRESS)
Damaged cars lie under a rubble outside the GMC Plaza Building in Cebu, central Philippines Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2013. A 7.2-magnitude earthquake collapsed buildings, cracked roads and toppled the bell tower of the Philippines' oldest church Tuesday morning, killing at least 20 people across the central region. (Credit: ASSOCIATED PRESS)Damaged cars lie under a rubble outside the GMC Plaza Building in Cebu, central Philippines Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2013. A 7.2-magnitude earthquake collapsed buildings, cracked roads and toppled the bell tower of the Philippines’ oldest church Tuesday morning, killing at least 20 people across the central region. (Credit: ASSOCIATED PRESS)
Rescuers recover an unidentified man under the rubbles at a fish port in Pasil, Cebu, central Philippines Tuesday Oct. 15, 2013. A 7.2-magnitude earthquake struck in the central Philippines Tuesday morning, collapsing roofs and buildings, cracking walls and roads and killing at least 20 people. (Credit: ASSOCIATED PRESS)Rescuers recover an unidentified man under the rubbles at a fish port in Pasil, Cebu, central Philippines Tuesday Oct. 15, 2013. A 7.2-magnitude earthquake struck in the central Philippines Tuesday morning, collapsing roofs and buildings, cracking walls and roads and killing at least 20 people. (Credit: ASSOCIATED PRESS)
Doctors treat a woman outside a damaged Vicente Sotto Hospital in Cebu, central Philippines on Tuesday Oct. 15, 2013. A 7.2-magnitude earthquake collapsed buildings, cracked roads and toppled the bell tower of the Philippines' oldest church Tuesday morning, killing at least 20 people across the central region. (Credit: ASSOCIATED PRESS)Doctors treat a woman outside a damaged Vicente Sotto Hospital in Cebu, central Philippines on Tuesday Oct. 15, 2013. A 7.2-magnitude earthquake collapsed buildings, cracked roads and toppled the bell tower of the Philippines’ oldest church Tuesday morning, killing at least 20 people across the central region. (Credit: ASSOCIATED PRESS)
Filipinos stand by a damaged Basilica Del Sto Nino in Cebu, central Philippines Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2013. A 7.2-magnitude earthquake collapsed buildings, cracked roads and toppled the bell tower of the Philippines' oldest church Tuesday morning, killing at least 20 people across the central region. (Credit: ASSOCIATED PRESS)Filipinos stand by a damaged Basilica Del Sto Nino in Cebu, central Philippines Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2013. A 7.2-magnitude earthquake collapsed buildings, cracked roads and toppled the bell tower of the Philippines’ oldest church Tuesday morning, killing at least 20 people across the central region. (Credit: ASSOCIATED PRESS)
Filipino soldiers clear the debris from damaged cars underneath rubble outside a building following a 7.2-magnitude earthquake in Cebu City, central Visayas, Philippines, 15 October 2013. A magnitude-7.2 earthquake struck the central Philippines killing 20 people and causing roads to crack and buildings to collapse, the national disaster risk management agency said. The tremor occurred 2 kilometres south-east of Carmen town in Bohol province, 640 kilometres south of Manila, according to the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology. At least 110 aftershocks have been recorded. (Credit: EPA)Filipino soldiers clear the debris from damaged cars underneath rubble outside a building following a 7.2-magnitude earthquake in Cebu City, central Visayas, Philippines, 15 October 2013. A magnitude-7.2 earthquake struck the central Philippines killing 20 people and causing roads to crack and buildings to collapse, the national disaster risk management agency said. The tremor occurred 2 kilometres south-east of Carmen town in Bohol province, 640 kilometres south of Manila, according to the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology. At least 110 aftershocks have been recorded. (Credit: EPA)
Filipino injured earthquake victims rush  outside a hospital after they were hit by  an aftershock  following a 7.2-magnitude earthquake in Cebu City, central Visayas, Philippines, 15 October 2013. A magnitude-7.2 earthquake struck the central Philippines killing 20 people and causing roads to crack and buildings to collapse, the national disaster risk management agency said. The tremor occurred 2 kilometres south-east of Carmen town in Bohol province, 640 kilometres south of Manila, according to the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology. At least 110 aftershocks have been recorded. (Credit: EPA)Filipino injured earthquake victims rush outside a hospital after they were hit by an aftershock following a 7.2-magnitude earthquake in Cebu City, central Visayas, Philippines, 15 October 2013. A magnitude-7.2 earthquake struck the central Philippines killing 20 people and causing roads to crack and buildings to collapse, the national disaster risk management agency said. The tremor occurred 2 kilometres south-east of Carmen town in Bohol province, 640 kilometres south of Manila, according to the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology. At least 110 aftershocks have been recorded. (Credit: EPA)
Filipino soldiers clear the debris from damaged cars underneath rubble outside a building following a 7.2-magnitude earthquake in Cebu City, central Visayas, Philippines, 15 October 2013. A magnitude-7.2 earthquake struck the central Philippines killing 20 people and causing roads to crack and buildings to collapse, the national disaster risk management agency said. The tremor occurred 2 kilometres south-east of Carmen town in Bohol province, 640 kilometres south of Manila, according to the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology. At least 110 aftershocks have been recorded. (Credit: EPA)Filipino soldiers clear the debris from damaged cars underneath rubble outside a building following a 7.2-magnitude earthquake in Cebu City, central Visayas, Philippines, 15 October 2013. A magnitude-7.2 earthquake struck the central Philippines killing 20 people and causing roads to crack and buildings to collapse, the national disaster risk management agency said. The tremor occurred 2 kilometres south-east of Carmen town in Bohol province, 640 kilometres south of Manila, according to the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology. At least 110 aftershocks have been recorded. (Credit: EPA)
Filipino soldiers clear the debris from damaged cars after a 7.2-magnitude earthquake in Cebu City, central Visayas, Philippines, 15 October 2013. A magnitude-7.2 earthquake struck the central Philippines killing 20 people and causing roads to crack and buildings to collapse, the national disaster risk management agency said. The tremor occurred two kilometres south-east of Carmen town in Bohol province, 640 kilometres south of Manila, according to the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology. At least 110 aftershocks have been recorded. (Credit: EPA)Filipino soldiers clear the debris from damaged cars after a 7.2-magnitude earthquake in Cebu City, central Visayas, Philippines, 15 October 2013. A magnitude-7.2 earthquake struck the central Philippines killing 20 people and causing roads to crack and buildings to collapse, the national disaster risk management agency said. The tremor occurred two kilometres south-east of Carmen town in Bohol province, 640 kilometres south of Manila, according to the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology. At least 110 aftershocks have been recorded. (Credit: EPA)
A view of the damaged bell tower of the historic church of Santo Nino (Holy Child) Cathedral, destroyed by a 7.2-magnitude earthquake in Cebu City, central Visayas, Philippines, 15 October 2013.  A magnitude-7.2 earthquake struck the central Philippines killing 20 people and causing roads to crack and buildings to collapse, the national disaster risk management agency said. The tremor occurred 2 kilometres south-east of Carmen town in Bohol province, 640 kilometres south of Manila, according to the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology. At least 110 aftershocks have been recorded. (Credit: EPA)A view of the damaged bell tower of the historic church of Santo Nino (Holy Child) Cathedral, destroyed by a 7.2-magnitude earthquake in Cebu City, central Visayas, Philippines, 15 October 2013.  A magnitude-7.2 earthquake struck the central Philippines killing 20 people and causing roads to crack and buildings to collapse, the national disaster risk management agency said. The tremor occurred 2 kilometres south-east of Carmen town in Bohol province, 640 kilometres south of Manila, according to the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology. At least 110 aftershocks have been recorded. (Credit: EPA)
Filipinos hold on to the steel fence as they  react from  an aftershock  following a 7.2-magnitude earthquake in Cebu City, central Visayas, Philippines, 15 October 2013. A magnitude-7.2 earthquake struck the central Philippines killing 20 people and causing roads to crack and buildings to collapse, the national disaster risk management agency said. The tremor occurred 2 kilometres south-east of Carmen town in Bohol province, 640 kilometres south of Manila, according to the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology. At least 110 aftershocks have been recorded. (Credit: EPA)Filipinos hold on to the steel fence as they react from an aftershock following a 7.2-magnitude earthquake in Cebu City, central Visayas, Philippines, 15 October 2013. A magnitude-7.2 earthquake struck the central Philippines killing 20 people and causing roads to crack and buildings to collapse, the national disaster risk management agency said. The tremor occurred 2 kilometres south-east of Carmen town in Bohol province, 640 kilometres south of Manila, according to the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology. At least 110 aftershocks have been recorded. (Credit: EPA)
Filipino soldiers  clear the debris from  damaged cars underneath rubble outside a building following a 7.2-magnitude earthquake in Cebu City, central Visayas, Philippines, 15 October 2013. A magnitude-7.2 earthquake struck the central Philippines killing 20 people and causing roads to crack and buildings to collapse, the national disaster risk management agency said. The tremor occurred 2 kilometres south-east of Carmen town in Bohol province, 640 kilometres south of Manila, according to the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology. At least 110 aftershocks have been recorded. (Credit: EPA)Filipino soldiers clear the debris from damaged cars underneath rubble outside a building following a 7.2-magnitude earthquake in Cebu City, central Visayas, Philippines, 15 October 2013. A magnitude-7.2 earthquake struck the central Philippines killing 20 people and causing roads to crack and buildings to collapse, the national disaster risk management agency said. The tremor occurred 2 kilometres south-east of Carmen town in Bohol province, 640 kilometres south of Manila, according to the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology. At least 110 aftershocks have been recorded. (Credit: EPA)
Filipino soldiers  clear the debris from  damaged cars underneath rubble outside a building following a 7.2-magnitude earthquake in Cebu City, central Visayas, Philippines, 15 October 2013. A magnitude-7.2 earthquake struck the central Philippines killing 20 people and causing roads to crack and buildings to collapse, the national disaster risk management agency said. The tremor occurred 2 kilometres south-east of Carmen town in Bohol province, 640 kilometres south of Manila, according to the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology. At least 110 aftershocks have been recorded. (Credit: EPA)Filipino soldiers clear the debris from damaged cars underneath rubble outside a building following a 7.2-magnitude earthquake in Cebu City, central Visayas, Philippines, 15 October 2013. A magnitude-7.2 earthquake struck the central Philippines killing 20 people and causing roads to crack and buildings to collapse, the national disaster risk management agency said. The tremor occurred 2 kilometres south-east of Carmen town in Bohol province, 640 kilometres south of Manila, according to the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology. At least 110 aftershocks have been recorded. (Credit: EPA)
Filipino soldiers  clear the debris from damaged cars underneath rubble outside a building following a 7.2-magnitude earthquake in Cebu City, central Visayas, Philippines, 15 October 2013. A magnitude-7.2 earthquake struck the central Philippines killing 20 people and causing roads to crack and buildings to collapse, the national disaster risk management agency said. The tremor occurred 2 kilometres south-east of Carmen town in Bohol province, 640 kilometres south of Manila, according to the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology. At least 110 aftershocks have been recorded. (Credit: EPA)Filipino soldiers clear the debris from damaged cars underneath rubble outside a building following a 7.2-magnitude earthquake in Cebu City, central Visayas, Philippines, 15 October 2013. A magnitude-7.2 earthquake struck the central Philippines killing 20 people and causing roads to crack and buildings to collapse, the national disaster risk management agency said. The tremor occurred 2 kilometres south-east of Carmen town in Bohol province, 640 kilometres south of Manila, according to the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology. At least 110 aftershocks have been recorded. (Credit: EPA)
Filipinos view the rubble of the historic church of Santo Nino Cathedral, destroyed by a 7.2-magnitude earthquake  in Cebu City, central Visayas, Philippines, 15 October 2013.  A magnitude-7.2 earthquake struck the central Philippines killing 20 people and causing roads to crack and buildings to collapse, the national disaster risk management agency said. The tremor occurred 2 kilometres south-east of Carmen town in Bohol province, 640 kilometres south of Manila, according to the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology. At least 110 aftershocks have been recorded. (Credit: EPA)Filipinos view the rubble of the historic church of Santo Nino Cathedral, destroyed by a 7.2-magnitude earthquake in Cebu City, central Visayas, Philippines, 15 October 2013.  A magnitude-7.2 earthquake struck the central Philippines killing 20 people and causing roads to crack and buildings to collapse, the national disaster risk management agency said. The tremor occurred 2 kilometres south-east of Carmen town in Bohol province, 640 kilometres south of Manila, according to the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology. At least 110 aftershocks have been recorded. (Credit: EPA)
A Filipino police officers examines damaged cars underneath rubble outside a building following a 7.2-magnitude earthquake in Cebu City, central Visayas, Philippines, 15 October 2013. A magnitude-7.2 earthquake struck the central Philippines killing 20 people and causing roads to crack and buildings to collapse, the national disaster risk management agency said. The tremor occurred 2 kilometres south-east of Carmen town in Bohol province, 640 kilometres south of Manila, according to the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology. At least 110 aftershocks have been recorded. (Credit: EPA)A Filipino police officers examines damaged cars underneath rubble outside a building following a 7.2-magnitude earthquake in Cebu City, central Visayas, Philippines, 15 October 2013. A magnitude-7.2 earthquake struck the central Philippines killing 20 people and causing roads to crack and buildings to collapse, the national disaster risk management agency said. The tremor occurred 2 kilometres south-east of Carmen town in Bohol province, 640 kilometres south of Manila, according to the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology. At least 110 aftershocks have been recorded. (Credit: EPA)
Filipino soldiers view damaged cars underneath rubble outside a shopping mall after a 7.2-magnitude earthquake struck, in Cebu City, Philippines, 15 October 2013. A magnitude-7.2 earthquake struck the central Philippines killing 20 people and causing roads to crack and buildings to collapse, the national disaster risk management agency said. The tremor occurred 2 kilometres south-east of Carmen town in Bohol province, 640 kilometres south of Manila, according to the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology. At least 110 aftershocks have been recorded. (Credit: EPA)Filipino soldiers view damaged cars underneath rubble outside a shopping mall after a 7.2-magnitude earthquake struck, in Cebu City, Philippines, 15 October 2013. A magnitude-7.2 earthquake struck the central Philippines killing 20 people and causing roads to crack and buildings to collapse, the national disaster risk management agency said. The tremor occurred 2 kilometres south-east of Carmen town in Bohol province, 640 kilometres south of Manila, according to the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology. At least 110 aftershocks have been recorded. (Credit: EPA)
Damaged cars lie underneath rubble outside a shopping mall after a 7.2-magnitude earthquake struck, in Cebu City, Philippines, 15 October 2013. A magnitude-7.2 earthquake struck the central Philippines killing 20 people and causing roads to crack and buildings to collapse, the national disaster risk management agency said. The tremor occurred 2 kilometres south-east of Carmen town in Bohol province, 640 kilometres south of Manila, according to the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology. At least 110 aftershocks have been recorded. (Credit: EPA)Damaged cars lie underneath rubble outside a shopping mall after a 7.2-magnitude earthquake struck, in Cebu City, Philippines, 15 October 2013. A magnitude-7.2 earthquake struck the central Philippines killing 20 people and causing roads to crack and buildings to collapse, the national disaster risk management agency said. The tremor occurred 2 kilometres south-east of Carmen town in Bohol province, 640 kilometres south of Manila, according to the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology. At least 110 aftershocks have been recorded. (Credit: EPA)
Filipinos stand next to a cracked road after a 7.2-magnitude earthquake in the town of Loboc, Bohol province, Philippines, 15 October 2013.  A magnitude-7.2 earthquake struck the central Philippines killing at least four people and causing roads to crack and structures to collapse, officials said. The tremor occurred 2 kilometres south-east of Carmen town in Bohol province, 640 kilometres south of Manila, according to the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology. It was felt in the nearby provinces of Cebu, Negros, Masbate, Leyte and Iloilo and as far as the southern region of Mindanao, the institute said. (Credit: EPA)Filipinos stand next to a cracked road after a 7.2-magnitude earthquake in the town of Loboc, Bohol province, Philippines, 15 October 2013.  A magnitude-7.2 earthquake struck the central Philippines killing at least four people and causing roads to crack and structures to collapse, officials said. The tremor occurred 2 kilometres south-east of Carmen town in Bohol province, 640 kilometres south of Manila, according to the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology. It was felt in the nearby provinces of Cebu, Negros, Masbate, Leyte and Iloilo and as far as the southern region of Mindanao, the institute said. (Credit: EPA)
The destroyed San Pedro Cathedral after a 7.2-magnitude earthquake in the town of Loboc, Bohol province, Philippines, 15 October 2013.  A magnitude-7.2 earthquake struck the central Philippines killing at least four people and causing roads to crack and structures to collapse, officials said. The tremor occurred 2 kilometres south-east of Carmen town in Bohol province, 640 kilometres south of Manila, according to the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology. It was felt in the nearby provinces of Cebu, Negros, Masbate, Leyte and Iloilo and as far as the southern region of Mindanao, the institute said. (Credit: EPA)The destroyed San Pedro Cathedral after a 7.2-magnitude earthquake in the town of Loboc, Bohol province, Philippines, 15 October 2013.  A magnitude-7.2 earthquake struck the central Philippines killing at least four people and causing roads to crack and structures to collapse, officials said. The tremor occurred 2 kilometres south-east of Carmen town in Bohol province, 640 kilometres south of Manila, according to the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology. It was felt in the nearby provinces of Cebu, Negros, Masbate, Leyte and Iloilo and as far as the southern region of Mindanao, the institute said. (Credit: EPA)

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