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Earthquake in central Philippines leaves at least 20 dead


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Earthquake in central Philippines leaves at least 20 dead

An earthquake has struck islands in the central Philippines, leaving at least 20 people dead.

Buildings, including churches and markets, collapsed.

The main tremors hit the islands of Bohol and Cebu which are popular with tourists.

The quake, which was registered as 7.2 magnitude, struck at 0800 (midnight GMT) on a national holiday in the country. This may well have reduced casualties as schools and offices were closed.

Earthquakes are common in the Philippines, which lies along the Pacific “Ring of Fire.” They often trigger Tsunamis, but none was caused this time.

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