Part of Koronadal mall crumbles; no injuries reported

ABS-CBN News

Posted at Oct 31 2019 01:22 PM

Customers and employees rush out of the Gaisano Grand Koronadal. ABS-CBN News

MANILA — Part of a wall at the Gaisano Grand Koronadal in South Cotabato collapsed Thursday morning as a magnitude 6.5 quake destroyed buildings across Mindanao. 

The mall had just opened when the quake struck past 9 a.m. in neighboring Tulunan, Cotabato, the same area where 2 strong temblors hit earlier this month. 

No one has been reported injured by debris that fell onto the mall's parking lot as of this posting. Workers there have been ordered to go home. 

The parking area of the Gaisano Grand Koronadal mall is littered with debris from a wall that cracked due to a powerful quake that struck Thursday morning. ABS-CBN News

Meanwhile at the nearby South Cotabato Provincial Hospital, patients were evacuated onto makeshift tents as authorities inspected the structure following the quake.

Patients are evacuated from the South Cotabato Provincial Hospital. ABS-CBN News

Thursday classes in all levels were suspended in Koronadal.