In an unexpected turn of events, Philippines was struck by a fierce 6.1 magnitude earthquake on April 22, 2019. As per the reports, 9 people have died and some got stuck in a building in Pampanga province.
Plenty of video clips and pictures of the incident spread like wildfire on social media and one such video shows water spilling from the roof of a skyscraper after the earthquake shook the Philippines.
Water poured from the peak of the Anchor Skysuites, which is a large apartment in the centre of Manila.
Watch the video of the incident:
Pampanga governor, Lilia Pineda, told DZMM radio that 20 people were rescued, some with injuries, from the damage of a small building in Porac town.
“There are still some people inside but [rescuers] can’t lift the debris that crashed down,” Pineda added in a statement, as she ‘appealed for cranes’ to help save the trapped people.
Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology added that earthquake registered a magnitude of 6.1 and was centered near Castillejos town in Zambales province, west of Manila.
As per the reports, Philippines is prone to natural disaster like earthquakes due to its geographical positioning.