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Coffin transported by motorbike as earthquake aftershocks rattle Philippines

Dennis M. Sabangan / EPA

Men transport a coffin whilst riding a motorbike, three days after a 6.9-magnitude earthquake in La Libertad, Negros Oriental, Philippines on Feb. 9, 2012.

More than 1,000 aftershocks have been recorded by the Philippine Institute for Volcanology and Seismology since an earthquake struck on Monday, The European Pressphoto Agency reports. The strongest measured magnitude 6.2.

Thousands of residents in affected areas are sleeping outside for fear that their houses would collapse in the aftershocks. Some hospitals have also moved patients outdoors overnight.

Rescuers were searching for more than 90 people reported missing after landslides in Guihulngan city and the nearby town of La Libertad. The Manila Bulletin reported that rescue efforts in Guihulngan had been temporarily halted by heavy rain.

Dennis M. Sabangan / EPA

A damaged road in Guihulngan on Feb. 9, 2012.

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