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Relief efforts ongoing in Leyte province after temblor destroys hundreds of homes

Thousands seek shelter after quake hits central Philippines

Hundreds of residents affected by a 6.5 magnitude earthquake in hinterland villages of Ormoc in the central Philippines continue to live in makeshift shelters. (Photo courtesy of Father Larry Lorenzo)

 

Joe Torres, Manila
Philippines

July 13, 2017

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A week after a 6.5 magnitude earthquake hit the central Philippine province of Leyte, hundreds of residents continue to live in temporary shelters.

The government has already placed the city of Ormoc and the town of Kananga, the two most badly hit areas, under a state of calamity.

Two people were reported killed, while more than 300 were injured.

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