Quake Death Toll Jumps To Nearly 150 In Philippines

Oct 16, 2013 8:25 AM

MANILA, Philippines (AP) - A government official says the death toll from the 7.2 magnitude earthquake that hit the Philippines is up to 144.

The Civil defense director Eduardo says another 291 people are injured.

The central island of Bohol, a popular tourist area, was hit hardest by Tuesday morning's quake, with widespread damage to houses and historic churches.

A day after the quake, Bohol's governor said all towns in need had been reached, although landslides and damaged bridges were slowing down road travel.


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