Dozens Killed in Philippines Quake

    People gather on the street next to damaged buildings in Cebu City, Philippines after a major 7.1 magnitude earthquake struck the region on October 15, 2013.  At least 20 people were killed on October 15 when the earthquake tore down buildings across three islands that are among the Philippines' most popular tourist attractions, authorities said. AFP PHOTO        (Photo credit should read STR/AFP/Getty Images)


    An estimated 73 people were killed Tuesday when a 7.3.-magnitude earthquake struck the Philippines—and several historic buildings and churches have been damaged beyond repair. At least 57 people were confirmed dead in Bohol, an area known for its sandy beaches. In the metropolitan hub of Cebu, 15 people were killed, including five people killed port collapsed and three who died a stampede at a sports complex. Churches, bridges, and roads were also damaged, including structures that dated back to the Spanish colonial period in the 1500s-1600s. President Bengino Aquino is expected to visit the affected areas on Wednesday.

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