Dozens wounded as 6.4 magnitude quake hits major parts of Southern Mindanao; Classes and work suspended

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DAVAO CITY —  Dozens were reported injured mostly students when a 6.4 magnitude earthquake of tectonic origin hits Tulunan, North Cotabato at about 9:04 in the morning, October 29. In Davao City, Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio immediately ordered the suspension of classes from kindergarten to post-graduate studies on Tuesday. 

But the U.S. Geological Survey also measured the quake at Magnitude 6.6.

In Davao City, Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio ordered suspension of kindergarten to post-graduate studies on Tuesday.

The City government of Kidapawan and the municipalities of Makilala and Tulunan have ordered work and class suspension following the series of jolts.

The 6.4 magnitude earthquake, which happened this morning , may have caused structural and electrical damage to buildings and houses.

Duterte also instructed all school owners, teachers, and other school personnel to subject school structures to a safety inspection with a qualified engineer immediately.

She said that if they find building defects that are dangerous and need repair, they should immediately condemn the area and not allow students to use the same. She added that the suspension of classes tomorrow.

The fruit basket building, in Amas, capitol in Kidapawan City.-Contributed Photo

In Kidapawan City, Ilomavis Barangay Captain Jimmy Mantawil ordered a forced evacuation of residents from the communities of Sudsuhayan and Sayaban

Sketchy reports reaching the Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction Management Council (PDRRMC) revealed several students were injured in the Village of Daig, Tulunan and rescue volunteers are on their way to the village.-Randy Patches

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