A woman carries her daughter outside a damaged house after a massive earthquake. Reuters
The news of the 7-magnitude strong earthquake in northern Philippines in which reportedly four died and many are injured is so sad (“Strong quake kills 4, injures 60 in Philippines,” July 27, Gulf today website).
According to the report a strong earthquake in northern Philippines has killed four people and injured 60. The 7-magnitude quake was centred in the hard-hit province of Abra in a mountainous area, said Renato Solidum, the head of the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology. “The ground shook like I was on a swing and the lights suddenly went out. We rushed out of the office, and I heard screams and some of my companions were in tears,” said Michael Brillantes, a safety officer of the Abra town of Lagangilang, near the epicentre.
I would like to express my deep sorrow to the families who lost their loved ones in the natural disaster.