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Video shows collapse of church tower in Philippines earthquake
First Published Oct 16 2013 12:14 pm • Last Updated Oct 16 2013 01:59 pm

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.

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


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