Moment Supermarket Collapses During Philippines Quake

Story By: Lee Bullen, Sub Editor: Joseph Golder, Agency: Asia Wire Report

Video Credits: AsiaWire

This is the shocking moment walls collapse and produce flies everywhere as workers flee for their lives as a supermarket is ripped apart by the 6.1-magnitude earthquake that hit the Philippines this week.

According to reports, at least 16 people have died in two earthquakes to hit two Philippine islands on Monday and Tuesday.

Meanwhile, a further 81 residents have been injured and at least 14 are still missing following the devastating tremors in the northern island of Luzon on Monday, and the eastern island of Samar on Tuesday afternoon.

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This shocking footage shows a Chuzon Supermarket, where at least five people died, in Porac in the northern Philippine province of Pampanga being devastated by Monday’s 6.1-magnitude quake.

In the video released by the Philippine National Police, the supermarket’s upper-floor warehouse is seen shaking before the walls and floor come crashing down and the CCTV camera cuts.

In the following scene, supermarket workers suddenly start running in fear as the lights go out and shelf items start falling on the floor.

Apart from the five deaths, at least nine people were injured in the supermarket collapse.

Although the building had four storeys, an investigation showed that it was only designed to have two, according to local media.

However, the building owner Samuel Chu has denied the allegation.

Police Colonel Rhoderick Armamento told local media that Chu may face charged of negligence resulting in multiple deaths and injuries.

The investigation continues.

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