UAE embassy issues warning to citizens in Philippines

Five people were killed when at least two buildings collapsed as a strong earthquake shook the country.

The UAE Embassy in Manila called upon its citizens in the Philippines to take precautions after an earthquake struck the country. The embassy urged its citizens to follow the safety instructions issued by the Philippine authorities.

The embassy, through its official Twitter account, called on citizens to contact their hotline (006328222777) for any emergencies or contact the communication centre of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs at 80044444.

Five people were killed when at least two buildings collapsed as a strong earthquake rocked the northern Philippines, a local official said.

Three bodies have been pulled out of a collapsed building in the town of Porac, while an old woman and her grandchild were crushed to death by another building in the town of Lubao, provincial governor Lilia Pineda told ABS-CBN television.

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