In the central Philippines, efforts to rescue victims from Monday’s 6.7-magnitude earthquake in western provinces are being made difficult by impassable roads and bridges. There are at least 15 confirmed dead in the said area.
In one mountainside town, dozens were buried alive due to landslide. Food shortage is now one of the major problems of the affected area. Markets were abandoned, the water system has been destroyed, and the electrical power has not yet resumed.
More than 900 aftershocks have already been recorded and should be expected for at least another two weeks.