Thursday, February 9, 2012

52 killed in Philippine strong earthquake




A local resident collects his belongings after an earthquake in Negros Oriental, the Philippines, Feb. 7, 2012. The death toll from the magnitude 6.9 earthquake that shaked central Philippine province of Negros Oriental on Monday rose to 52, local officials said Tuesday. (Xinhua/Stringer)

A car runs on a cracked road after an earthquake in Negros Oriental, the Philippines, Feb. 7, 2012. The death toll from the magnitude 6.9 earthquake that shaked central Philippine province of Negros Oriental on Monday rose to 52, local officials said Tuesday. (Xinhua/Stringer)

Local residents walk on a damaged road after an earthquake in Negros Oriental, the Philippines, Feb. 7, 2012. The death toll from the magnitude 6.9 earthquake that shaked central Philippine province of Negros Oriental on Monday rose to 52, local officials said Tuesday. (Xinhua/Stringer)


Local residents cry after an earthquake in Negros Oriental, the Philippines, Feb. 7, 2012. The death toll from the magnitude 6.9 earthquake that shaked central Philippine province of Negros Oriental on Monday rose to 52, local officials said Tuesday. (Xinhua/Stringer)

Local residents walk on a damaged road after an earthquake in Negros Oriental, the Philippines, Feb. 7, 2012. The death toll from the magnitude 6.9 earthquake that shaked central Philippine province of Negros Oriental on Monday rose to 52, local officials said Tuesday.