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Death toll from Philippine Quake Increases to 144

MANILA: A government official says the death toll from the 7.2-magnitude earthquake that hit the Philippines has risen to 144.Death toll from Philippine quake rises to 144

Death toll from Philippine Quake Increases to 144

Civil Defense Director Eduardo del Rosario said Wednesday that another 291 people are injured.

The central island of Bohol, a popular tourist area, was hit hardest by Tuesday morning’s quake, with widespread damage to houses and historic churches.

A day after the quake, Bohol Gov. Edgardo Chatto said that all towns in need had been reached, although landslides and damaged bridges were slowing down road travel. (AP)