Child killed as quake strikes Philippines | The Daily Star
12:00 AM, December 16, 2019 / LAST MODIFIED: 12:12 AM, December 16, 2019

Child killed as quake strikes Philippines

A powerful earthquake hit the southern Philippine island of Mindanao yesterday, killing a child and damaging buildings in an area still recovering from a string of deadly quakes in October. Police said a rescue operation had been launched at a heavily damaged market building near the 6.8 magnitude quake’s epicentre, which is about 90 kilometres from the major city of Davao. Patients were evacuated from hospitals as a precaution.

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