After the massive earthquake in the northern Philippines on Wednesday, the number of injured has risen to more than 130. At least five people have been killed. That reports the Philippine disaster agency.
The earthquake’s epicentre, with a magnitude of 7, was in the province of Abra, in the north of the island of Luzon. That island is located 335 kilometres north of the capital Manila.
President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. visited the affected area on Thursday. He spoke to people affected by the earthquake. Due to the numerous aftershocks, several residents spent the night in the open air.
The deaths and injuries are largely due to buildings that have (partially) collapsed, landslides, and stone chips. According to the authorities, nearly 13,000 people have been affected by the effects of the earthquake. After all, schools, hospitals, streets, and bridges were also damaged.