At least 20 killed in strong Philippine quake

Updated: 2013-10-15 14:23


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MANILA - At least 20 people died in a magnitude 7.2 earthquake which hit Bohol in central Philippines on Tuesday morning, the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) said Tuesday.

Among the dead, 15 people died in Cebu, four in Bohol and another in Siquijor, the agency said.

A magnitude 7.2 quake jolted Bohol and parts of the Visayas and Mindanao regions at 8:12 am Tuesday with a depths of 33 km, the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) said.