Monday’s 6.1-magnitude earthquake affected a number of structures in Porac, Pampanga, including Chuzon Supermarket where at least five people died after its collapse. Footage from inside the store was released to media by the Philippine National Police yesterday, showing exactly how the building went down during the quake.
ABS-CBN News posted one of the videos on its Facebook account. It shows the building’s second floor where boxes started to move and lights turned off before the walls and floor came crashing down.
Another footage reported by news show TV Patrol shows employees and customers in the supermarket aisles running away.
Apart from at least five deaths, nine people were also injured due to the collapse.
While the building had four stories, an initial investigation showed that the structure was only designed to have two floors, The Philippine Daily Inquirer reported. However, the supermarket’s owner Samuel Chu has denied this.
Police Colonel Rhoderick Armamento, deputy for operations of Police Regional Office 3 told GMA News that Chu may face charges of negligence resulting in multiple homicide and physical injuries.