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Strong quake shakes central Philippines, kills 20

  • Article by: OLIVER TEVES
  • Associated Press
  • October 15, 2013 - 12:47 AM

MANILA, Philippines — Civil defense officials say the death toll has risen to 20 in a 7.2-magnitude earthquake that hit the central Philippines.

Civil defense spokesman Maj. Reynaldo Balido says 15 of the deaths in Tuesday morning's quake came from Cebu province, an urban and more densely populated island than the epicenter in nearby Bohol Island.

Four people died in Bohol and one is Siquijor Island, southwest of Bohol.

Thirty-three people have been injured.

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