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LOOK: Historic church in Itbayat, Batanes, houses, damaged by magnitude 5.4 quake

MANILA, Philippines — One historic church and houses were damaged due to the 5.4-magnitude earthquake in Itbayat, Batanes in the early hours of Saturday.

As seen in photos by Dominic De Sagon Asa, the historic Itbayat Church was one of the severely damaged structures.

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The Itbayat Church sustains damage after Batanes was hit by a 5.4 magnitude earthquake before dawn Saturday. (Photos by Dominic De Sagon Asa)

Also damaged were residents’  houses,  showing huge cracks on their walls and plates shattered on the floor.

Photo by Dominic De Sagon Asa

Photo by Dominic De Sagon Asa

Photo by Dominic De Sagon Asa

Photo by Dominic De Sagon Asa

According to Batanes Govenor Marilou Cayco, five were reported dead while 12 were wounded from the strong tremor. /muf

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