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Indian president condoles with Philippines after deadly Mindanao quake

By: - Reporter / @NCorralesINQ
/ 08:19 PM October 18, 2019

President Rodrigo Duterte and Indian President Ram Nath Kovind at the Malacañan Palace during the latter’s five-day state visit in celebration of Philippines and India’s 70 years of diplomatic relations. Krissy Aguilar/INQUIRER.net

MANILA, Philippines – Indian President Ram Nath Kovind on Friday condoled with the Philippines after a deadly quake killed five people and injured dozens in Mindanao.

Kovind is in the Philippines for a five-day state visit in Manila.

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“I convey my deepest condolences on the loss of life caused by the earthquake in Mindanao and wish a speedy recovery to those affected,” he said in a joint press statement with Duterte in Malacañang.

“I hope the affected people are able to begin their normal lives soon,” he added.

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A magnitude 6.3 earthquake shook southern Mindanao on Wednesday evening.

On Thursday, a 5.2-magnitude was also recorded east of Manay town, Davao Oriental province.

Duterte has ordered government agencies to provide immediate help to people affected by the earthquake.


Inquirer calls for support for the victims of earthquakes in Mindanao

Responding to appeals for help, the Inquirer is extending its relief to the families affected by the recent earthquakes in Mindanao.

Cash donations may be deposited in the Inquirer Foundation Corp. Banco De Oro (BDO) Current Account No: 007960018860.

Inquiries may be addressed and emailed to Inquirer’s Corporate Affairs office through [email protected]

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