New powerful natural disaster hits central Philippines, day after deadly temblor

On Tuesday afternoon, the Philippines was hit by a second powerful quake, which registered a magnitude of 6.4 and was centered in Samar, an island in the central eastern part of the country, said the United States Geological Survey.

An Associated Press photographer saw seven people, including at least one dead, being pulled out by rescuers from the pile of concrete, twisted metal and wood overnight.

Using cranes, crowbars and sniffer dogs, Red Cross volunteers, soldiers, police and residents combed the rubble for survivors after hearing victims yell for help.

Authorities inserted a large orange tube into the rubble to blow in oxygen in the hope of helping people still pinned there to breathe.

There were cheers when they pulled a man alive from wreckage last night in the town of Porac, in Pamanga province.

Pampanga Gov. Lilia Pineda said at least 10 people died in her province, including some in-hit Porac town.

The worldwide airport in Clark, a former U.S. military base in Pampanga, remained closed for repairs, while parts of a one corner of a historic church in the province collapsed.

More news: Huawei to test 5G network in Cairo during AFCON 2019

The worst of the damage was in the province of Pampanga, which was the site of all 11 fatalities, disaster officials said.

At least 24 people remained missing in the rice-growing agricultural region, majority in the rubble of the collapsed supermarket in Porac, while 81 others were injured, according to the government's disaster-response agency.

Over 400 aftershocks have been registered following the quake, although most were of low intensity. The four-storey building fell as the quake shook the province and the capital city Manila, on the island of Luzon. Many described the ground movement like sea waves.

The bureau of treasury said it had cancelled a planned auction for 20-year treasury bonds, as government offices in Metro Manila were closed to allow safety checks on buildings.

The Philippines is prone to natural disasters, located on the seismically active Pacific "Ring of Fire", a horse-shoe shaped band of volcanoes and fault lines that circles the edges of the Pacific Ocean.

Four bodies have been recovered from the store after a 6.1-magnitude quake hit the northern Philippines early yesterday.

(Copyright © 2015. All Rights Reserved.)

North Korea Conducts 'Tactical Guided Weapon' Test
The Pentagon said the test didn't involve a ballistic missile and posed no threat to the USA or its allies in the Pacific. The demand came after it test-fired a new type of tactical guided weapon , its first such test in almost half a year.

Barcelona thrash Manchester United, Juventus knocked out by Ajax
With Barcelona already 2-0 up on the night and 3-0 up on aggregate, Coutinho's goal just added to Man United's embarrassment. Solskjaer must immediately raise the spirits and standards of his squad to keep United in top over the next 10 days.

NHL's East now wide open after Lightning, Penguins make early exits
We don't have any words. "When you have the amount of points we had, it's a blessing and a curse", Cooper said. Bobrosvky was fantastic, while Vasilevskiy simply wasn't as dominant as he had been in the regular season.

Storms will drench Northeast before weather finally warms up
The system has so far produced tornadoes, strong winds and heavy rains from the Ohio Valley to the central Gulf Coast this week. Magee fatally crashed near the rural town of Gillsburg in southwest Mississippi, Amite County Coroner Campbell Sharp said.

Hail, damaging winds possible as line of severe thunderstorms threaten Kansas City
The rest of East Texas is under a SLIGHT Risk for strong to severe storms or a 15-percent chance for significant severe weather. Cloudy conditions with a few scattered showers possible through the day, and winds will be gusty out of the northwest.

Instead of a refund, Google sent someone 10 pink Pixel 3s
The devices will be powered by a 3,000 mAh battery with fast charging support and will run the stock version of Android 9 Pie. The renders show "Tuesday, May 7" timestamp in the display which suggests that the devices will be announced on May 7 only.

Foden pledges his future to City as he rules out exit
The major downside for City was another injury to Kevin De Bruyne , who limped off in the first half. Four games remain this season and if the Blues win all four, they will reach 98 points.

De Bruyne: Tottenham still a threat without Kane
That will give Spurs hope, but Pochettino will have to prepare to be without his top scorer for the remainder of the season. Lucas showed that with three goals, it's not easy.

Chelsea fans will find out Maurizio Sarri’s new first team next Sunday
But we want to win the Europa League because it is a very important competition, not because of going in the Champions League . And Emerson thinks that it won't be long before Hudson-Odoi is not considered just a wonderkid, but an established performer.

Trump tried to take over Russian Federation probe, says Mueller report

Ancelotti demands courage, intelligence and heart from Napoli
That includes last season's visit to AC Milan in the round of sixteen when Arsenal produced a 2-0 success at the San Siro. However, they are not the greatest of travellers and are likely going to find themselves under pressure in Naples.

Imran Khan reshuffles Cabinet amidst criticism over govt performance
The IMF paints a gloomier picture, predicting growth of 2.9 per cent in 2019 and 2.8 per cent the following year. Nadeem Babar has replaced Sarwar as the PM's adviser on petroleum.

Barcelona 2-1 Real Sociedad: 5 Talking Points
Meanwhile, Chelsea have emerged as a possible team for Coutinho , who has been linked with a move back to the Premier League . Mikel Merino's superb pass split the Barca defence and the on-rushing Juanmi hooked the ball beyond Ter Stegen.

Easter Egg Hunt at Beauvoir
"The Easter Eggstravaganza is nearly an institution at Traquair", commented Catherine Maxwell Stuart, organiser of the event. Parent participation and registration of child required online at or by calling 604-276-4300.

Oakland A's Offered Kyler Murray Additional $14 Million To Play Baseball
"The NFL is tight, tight, tight, a few more plays get you over the top and now you're winning more". None other than the 10th overall pick of last year's draft. "We're nine days away, guys".

More News

More News