Earthquakes hit Philippines, 11 dead

Last Updated: Apr 23 2019 13:45
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MANILA- A 6.1 magnitude earthquake hit Philippines island of Luzon on Monday at 17:11 local time (09:11 GMT), killing at least 11 people.

Dozens of people are still feared trapped under the rubble of collapsed buildings. An airport was seriously damaged and at least two buildings were destroyed.

Another powerful earthquake measuring 6.4 struck further south, in the central Visayas region. No casualty has been reported so far as a result of the second tremor.

The Philippines is part of the Pacific "Ring of Fire" - a zone of major seismic activity which has one of the world's most active fault lines.