No Fil-Am killed or hurt so far in Hawaii quake - official
Quezon City (16 October) -- THERE have been no reports so far of Filipinos having been killed or injured in the strong earthquake that jolted Hawaii Sunday, Ariel Abadilla, Philippine Consul General in the island said.
“So far no reports of anyone [Filipino or otherwise] killed due to quake. Over here in Honolulu, no apparent damage other than no electricity and outbound flights are suspended,” said Abadilla in a text message.
“Over at Big Island, 45 minutes by plane from Honolulu where [the] quake happened, Pinoys [ colloquial term for Filipinos] had lots of things [lamps, vases, glassware, cabinets etc] toppling over and breaking in homes,” Abadilla said, adding that reports indicate road damage and loose boulders and soil in the area. (PIA) [top]