Hotel collapses after strong earthquake hits the Philippines

  • 5 years ago
A magnitude 6.5 earthquake struck the southern Philippines on Thursday (October 31) leaving at least five killed and widespread damage.

The strong earthquake, the second in three days, struck just after 8am local time on the island of Mindanao in the south of the country, the same place affected by Tuesday's earthquake.

Footage filmed in Kidapawan showed a hotel partially collapsed.

The earthquake also caused a condominium block in Davao City to crack and crumble, leaving residents trapped inside.

Kidapawan City Mayor Joseph Evangelista said they already ordered a possible rescue operation, but the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council said no one was trapped in the hotel.