According to Reuters, two buildings southeast of the capital of the Philippines, Manila, collapsed following an earthquake that shook the country on Tuesday.
Disaster officials are said to have informed the public of the event, via the radio station DZMM, explaining that two high-rise structures had been torn down in the aftermath of the quake, which is reported to have measured a magnitude of 7.2.
The New Zealand Herald reports the quake to have centered approximately 56 kilometers below Carmen town, on Bohol Island, wreaking havoc throughout the region.
It is alleged the radio station was also informed that part of a fish port had collapsed in the neighboring Cebu city, alongside a market roof in Mandaue, injuring 19 innocent civilians.
Meanwhile, the governor of Bohol claimed that a number of buildings had sustained damage, including a church and an old city hall building.
Earthquakes are particularly frequent in the Philippines, which lies along the infamous “Rim of Fire.”
By: James Fenner