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Filipinos walk along a road destroyed by a 7.2-magnitude earthquake in Cortez town, Bohol province, central Philippines. The death toll after the earthquake has risen to 144, the national disaster risk management agency said on Wednesday. At least 23 were reported missing and believed trapped in collapsed buildings in Bohol Province, 640km south of Manila, it added. Nearly 300 were injured in the tremor, the worst to hit the Philippines in two decades.
A private guard stands near the damaged Basilica of the Holy Child following a 7.2-magnitude earthquake that hit Cebu city in central Philippines and toppled the bell tower of the Philippines’ oldest church. The tremor collapsed buildings, cracked roads and toppled the bell tower of the Philippines’ oldest church Tuesday morning, causing multiple deaths across the central region and sending terrified residents into deadly stampedes.
People evacuate buildings and gather on the road as an earthquake tremor was felt in Karachi, Pakistan on April 16 2013. An earthquake described as the strongest to hit Iran in more than half a century flattened homes and offices near Iran’s border with Pakistan, killing at least tens of people in the sparsely populated region and swaying buildings as far away as New Delhi, Dubai and Bahrain.