Malls, schools close as quakes hit Cag. De Oro

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By CRIS DIAZ, Executive Editor
October 29, 2019

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CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY - Shopping malls and government offices were closed and classes suspended in this port capital of Northern Mindanao following a Magnitude 6.6 earthquake here Tuesday morning.

The management of the Ayala Centrio Mall, one of the biggest shopping malls in the city, ordered a whole day closure of the mall operation pending results of an inspection of the building.

Carina Caragdag, the mall’s marketing officer, said that five workers collapsed as the quake struck early morning, but they immediately recovered after undergoing treatment.

She said that no injuries were reported, but the management decided to close the mall operation for the whole day to allow safety officials to conduct an inspection of the building.

The Government Service Insurance System (GSIS) also decided to suspend its operation after cracks were reportedly noticed in the old government building.

The Department of Education (DepEd) has issued a directive ordering the suspension of classes for all levels in Northern Mindanao.

Disaster officials in Misamis Oriental said that there were no damaged in the province following a Magnitude 4 quake.

The city government of Cagayan De Oro did not release any official statement in connection with the tremblor.

The Philvocs reported that Cagayan De Oro’s temblor registered a Magnitude 6.6. Except for the reported fainting of some individuals, no injuries were reported.


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