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× 4 dead, 19 hurt in Batanes quake

Four fatalities have been reported in Batanes Province's Itbayat town following a 5.4 magnitude earthquake that struck the country's northernmost community at 4:16 a.m. on Saturday (July 27), according to various sources.

Volunteers have been digging through rubble left when the temblor destroyed houses at dawn, and have retrieved four bodies, according to Josefa Ponce, secretary of the Itbayat…

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