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Philippine Quake Death Toll Rises to 172

Philippine Quake Death Toll Rises to 172

The death toll from a 7.1-magnitude earthquake that struck the central Philippines rose to 172 Friday as authorities warned it would probably climb even higher.

The tourist island of Bohol, which was the epicenter of Tuesday’s quake, suffered the most with 160 people dead, the civil defense office for the region said.
Twelve others were killed on other central islands.

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