Patients camp out after tremor damages Digos hospital

ABS-CBN News

Posted at Oct 30 2019 03:30 AM

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DIGOS CITY, Davao del Sur—Some 20 patients stayed in tents outside Sunga Hospital in Digos City, Davao del Sur after a powerful earthquake damaged parts of the building on Tuesday.

Some sections of the hospital, including the pedia ward, sustained damage from the 6.6-magnitude tremor.

73-year-old Pedro Burgos, who is looking after his 2-month old grandson, said he felt more safe camping outside.

The hospital management has yet to issue a statement on how long the patients will be staying in tents.

Digos City, which felt the tremor at intensity 7 that causes "destructive" shaking, was among the badly-affected areas in Mindanao.—Report from Berchan Louie Angchay, ABS-CBN News