Five injured after magnitude 6.3 earthquake hits Cagayan - OCD

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Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, September 13) — At least five individuals were reported injured due to a collapsed wall after a magnitude 6.3 earthquake hit the waters off Dalupiri Island in Calayan, Cagayan on Tuesday evening, the Office of Civil Defense (OCD) said.

In its situational report released on Wednesday, the OCD said three had minor injuries while two others reportedly suffered brain trauma and head concussion.

The Cagayan local government on Tuesday said that two of the individuals injured were minors and were immediately rushed to Calayan Infirmary. One of them was transferred to a public hospital as some of her vital signs are not yet improving, it added.

The provincial government also reported that some Calayan residents stayed overnight in evacuation center for their safety. At least 10 families from three barangays were affected by the earthquake.

Calayan Mayor Jong Llopis suspended classes in all levels in the town on Wednesday to inspect the school buildings. Cracks were seen at the buildings of Calayan High School, Calayan West Central Elementary School, at Magsidel National High School.

There were no deaths and major infrastructure damage reported so far, the OCD said.

The OCD also assured that assistance to the affected residents is readily available for distribution. It also said that search and rescue teams are on standby.