2 hurt in waiting shed collapse as quake jolts Davao City

DAVAO CITY – At least two persons were hurt when an old concrete waiting shed along Quirino Avenue collapsed due to a magnitude 4.6 earthquake which struck Davao around 9:50 a.m. Thursday.

The Davao City Police Office (DCPO) spokesperson Sr. Inspector Catherine dela Rey said the waiting shed fronting Palma Gil Elementary School collapsed and hit 43-year-old Maria Terea Pusta, an employee of Dalas Energy and Petroleum and 66-year-old retired teacher Fe Yu of Km 7, Buhangin, this city.

Both persons were waiting for a jeepney ride when the earthquake struck. They were immediately rushed to the Southern Philippines Medical Center (SPMC) by responding team from Central 911 for medical aid.

Meanwhile, the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) reported that the tectonic earthquake centered some 9 kilometers northwest of Davao City at a depth of 15 kilometers.

The earthquake was also felt in nearby cities of Panabo, Tagum and the areas of Compostela province. Intensify one was also recorded in Kidapawan City.

Phivolcs said it was not expecting damage and aftershocks. LILIAN MELLEJOR/PNA-northboundasia.com