Philippines' Earthquake Claims 85 Lives

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The damaged structure of the Basilica of the Holy Child in Cebu City, Philippines is seen after a major 7.1 magnitude earthquake struck the region on October 15, 2013. At least 20 people were killed on October 15 when the earthquake tore down buildings across three islands that are among the Philippines' most popular tourist attractions, authorities said. STR/AFP/Getty Images)

CEBU, Philippines -- The death toll from a 7.2-magnitude earthquake that struck the central Philippine island of Bohol has risen to 85.

Police in Bohol have reported that 69 of the deaths came from the island, where the quake hit Tuesday morning near the town of Carmen.

The quake toppled buildings and historic churches in the area.

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