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Caught in the rubble: - Can be heard crying in pain

at Least eight have died and several are feared trapped in the rubble from a collapsed building after an earthquake in the Philippines.

the Earthquake, which had a magnitude of 6.1, struck 60 kilometers northwest of the Philippine capital, Manila.

the 112 - 22. apr. 2019 - at. 13:22 Earthquake hits the Philippines

the Quake affecting air, rail and road traffic, and there is damage to buildings and infrastructure.

the Province of Pampanga has been the worst hit. Here are the eight people killed and 20 are wounded, informs the governor of the province of Lilia Pineda over the phone, where she quotes the information from the emergency response.

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Photo: Noel Celis/AFP
Not easy to save them
A building with four floors has collapsed, and the building a supermarket in the ground floor are crushed. Rescuers samples with large machines and dogs to find people trapped in the ruins.

- They can be heard crying in pain, tell Pineda about those who are caught.

- It will not be easy to rescue them, she adds.

There is no account for at least 31 human doings, says a local official to news agency AP.

Some of the supermarket's employees can lie under the rubble, while others may have found themselves a second place, when the quake occurred.

In Manila got the strong vibrations several buildings to sway for several minutes.

We were nervous and we were giddy. I ran downstairs with three children, tells Arlene Puno, there are domestic workers in an apartment in one of the high-rises in Manila's financial district.

the Philippines is located in an area of a part of seismic activity. It means that earthquakes regularly occur in the country.

the Country is also prone to many other natural disasters. On average, affects about 20 typhoons annually, the country. They can trigger massive rainfall and subsequent landslides.

Photo: Noel Celis/AFP

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