Philippines Quake: Dozens Killed


A powerful earthquake measuring 7.2 struck islands popular with tourists in the Philippines on Tuesday (October 15), killing at least 67 people, some as they prayed in a centuries-old church, and causing widespread damage to infrastructure, officials said. Low-rise buildings collapsed on at least two islands and historic churches cracked and crumbled during the quake, which sparked panic, cut power and transport links and forced hospitals to evacuate patients.