Sirens Go Off as Government Building Evacuated Due to Earthquake in Philippines

Employees and officials at the Philippines’ Department of Social Welfare and Development were evacuated from the head office as a magnitude 7.0 earthquake was felt in Quezon City on July 27, the department said.

Footage posted to Facebook shows people leaving the building, some with their hands over their heads, as sirens ring out.

ABS-CBN News, citing the interior secretary, said at least four people were reported killed in the quake which struck before 9 am.

Some 218 towns in 15 provinces were impacted, the outlet reported. Credit: Philippines’ DSWD via Storyful

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