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Video shows collapse of church tower in Philippines earthquake

Published October 16, 2013 12:14 pm

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A video posted Tuesday to YouTube shows a church tower collapsing in the 7.2-magnitude earthquake that struck the central Philippine island of Bohol Tuesday.

The minute-long video — posted by user YouTube TheABSCBNNews — shows the collapse of a belfry at the Basilica Minore Del Santo Nino Del Cebu. Located in the city of Cebu, the site has been a Catholic religious destination since 1566, though authorities began construction on the current church in 1735.

The quake also killed at least 93 people and destroyed or damaged several other historic churches in the region.

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