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Oct. 31, 19 | 7:59 am

A resident of Kidapawan City narrated the story behind his now viral images and video of the bone-chilling collapse of Eva’s Hotel during the 6.5 magnitude earthquake that hit the region on Thursday morning.

In an interview with The Filipino Times, Xie Poy Rabi Gorith described the quake a terrifying moment.

It was a quiet morning she said when they were at a parking lot near the hotel when the powerful quake struck.

He was with his two siblings along with his two nieces at that time.

“Bale naka park ako kanina sa sasakyan nang biglang lumindol,” he shared with TFT.

A near death experience came when the transformer of a lamp post beside their car fell, almost hitting their vehicle.

“Tapos dali-dali po akong umatras,” she said and then they drove away from the area.

“Tapos paglabas ko sa kanto may nakita akong parang makapal na usok so akala ko may sunog, nang pagdaan namin sa malapitan nakita namin na gumuho pala ang Eva’s Hotel,” Xie told TFT.

Rescue operation is underway in the collapsed hotel, according to National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC).

They still determining if the hotel was occupied and if there were people trapped inside.

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