South Cotabato Provincial Hospital Forced To Evacuate Patients After 6.4 Magnitude Earthquake
COTABATO – South Cotabato Provincial Hospital was forced to evacuate their patients and staff after a 6.4 magnitude earthquake hit the area.
The Philippines was struck by several earthquakes with different magnitude. Numerous lives were lost due to this natural disaster.
Philippine Institute of volcanology and Seismology (PHIVOLCS) recorded that a 6.1 magnitude quake hit Zambales on April 22. The incident triggered the people to fear the so-called “Big One.”
In July 9, a 5.6 magnitude earthquake struck in Makilala, North Cotabato. Following a previous article, Cotabato was again hit by a strong earthquake today around 9 in the morning. Phivolcs said it has a 6.4 magnitude.
A Facebook user named John Peter Sumahit Canoneo shared several photos of the situation at the South Cotabato Provincial Hospital. In the caption of the post, he said it was the strongest earthquake he experienced in his life.
It can be seen on the photos that the people inside the hospital such as the doctors, patients, and staff were sent out on the streets.
Some of the patients were still hooked to their IV.
It can be seen on their faces that they’re still shocked by the sudden jolt in their area.
The watchers of the patients secure all their belongings just in case they weren’t allowed to return to their rooms yet.
Netizens expressed their concern to the patients and to all the people in Cotabato. Here are some of their comments on the post:
@Chikkaii Jamora Kho: “Palagi nalang kayong nililindol dyan… Keep Safe everyone.”
@Myrna Lamorena Basobas: “OMG!!! Meron na naming lindo!”
@Jac Espina: “Keep safe kayo dyan and be alert”
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