MOSCOW (Pakistan Point News / Sputnik - 17th October, 2019) The number of people killed by an earthquake in the Philippines' southern Cotabato province reached five people, media reported, citing local officials, on Thursday.
On Wednesday, the European-Mediterranean Seismological Center registered a 6.4 magnitude quake near the island of Mindanao, on which Cotabato is located. Media subsequently reported that one person had been killed and more than 20 people had been injured due to the earthquake.
Moreover, at least 17 people had been injured in the town of Makilala and 60 people had been wounded in the towns of Tulunan, Magsaysay and Digos.
A lot of residents of affected areas slept outside in makeshift tens or in the open air.