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Quake’s death toll in Philippines nears 100

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CEBU, Philippines — The death toll from a 7.2-magnitude earthquake that struck the central Philippine island of Bohol today rose to 93, as rescuers struggled to reach patients in a collapsed hospital. Centuries-old stone churches crumbled and wide areas were without power.

Bohol police chief Dennis Agustin said 77 of the deaths came from the province. At least 15 others died in nearby Cebu province and another on Siquijor Island.

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