(MANILA, Philippines) — Rescue teams were out again Tuesday in central Philippines, searching for survivors of the 6.7-magnitude earthquake that struck the region the day before.
At least 71 people have been reported missing after Monday’s tremor, which left 22 people dead and 52 others injured, according to the country’s National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council.
The earthquake hit Negros Island just before noon, damaging roads and triggering landslides that flattened homes.
Search crews have been scouring the area for any signs of life, while operations are underway to get water and food to remote villages.
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Nate Eaton, EastIdahoNews.com