TODAY   |  October 15, 2013

7.2-magnitude earthquake jolts Philippines

At least 85 people are dead and hundreds injured after a massive earthquake struck the Philippines Monday night. Authorities are hopeful that the number of casualties was reduced because of the number of schools and local offices that were closed for the Muslim holiday of Eid ad-Adha.

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>> for survivors after the massive earthquake in the philippines. at least 85 people are dead. hundreds of others are injured. the 7.2 magnitude quake knocked down buildings, cracked roads and caused fires. rescuers tried to free victims from rubble and debris. today is a muslim holiday and most schools and offices were closed and that may have reduced the number