Rescuers Pull Body from Rubble after Philippines Earthquake

At least eight people were killed and dozens injured after an earthquake, followed by a strong aftershock, struck the islands off the northern Philippines, Saturday, July 27.
Video and photographs taken by local resident Agnes Salengua Nico show people pulling a dead body from under rubble and debris. (Reuters)
Three strong earthquakes hours apart struck a group of sparsely populated islands in the Luzon Strait in the northern Philippines early Saturday, killing at least eight people, injuring about 60 and causing substantial damage.
The quakes collapsed houses built of stone and wood, arousing residents from sleep, said Roldan Esdicul, who heads the Batanes provincial disaster-response office.
“Our bed and everything were swaying from side to side like a hammock,” Esdicul told The Associated Press by cellphone from Basco town, the provincial capital. “We all ran out to safety.”