North Cotabato quake

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Five were killed—including three children— while dozens were injured when a magnitude 6.3 earthquake rocked North Cotabato province and parts of Mindanao Wednesday evening, local officials confirmed.

Tulunan town, North Cotabato Mayor Reuel Limbungan reported that a seven-year-old girl from Datu Paglas town died after debris hit her head when her house collapsed from the quake. The center of the earthquake was recorded 22 kilometers southeast of Tulunan town.

M’lang town Vice Mayor Joselito Piñol also confirmed that a male resident of his town died of a heart attack during the earthquake, which was felt at intensity 7 in the area. The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) classifies intensity 7 as "destructive."

A five-year-old boy from Magsaysay, Davao del Sur also died when his house collapsed during the quake, the local government said. Authorities later reported that two more bodies — a child and a woman — were found. Davao Del Sur was among the provinces that felt the quake at intensity 6.

In its latest report, the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) said that at least 53 people from the Davao Region, Soccsksargen, and the Bangsamoro region were also injured. Around 511 families, including 2,555 persons were affected, it added.

Source: CNN. Oct 17, 2019. By Janine Peralta, CNN Philippines. At least 5 dead, dozens injured in Cotabato quake