[Photo] Philippines: Earthquake topples oldest church's bell tower

Published 15 October 2013
(AP Photo/Bullit Marquez)

A resident looks at the rubble following a 7.2-magnitude earthquake that hit Cebu city in central Philippines and toppled the bell tower of the Philippines' oldest church, the Basilica of the Holy Child, on Tuesday 15 October 2013.

The tremor collapsed buildings, cracked roads and toppled the bell tower of the Philippines' oldest church Tuesday morning, causing multiple deaths across the central region and sending terrified residents into deadly stampedes.

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