Strong quake kills 2, injures dozens in northern Philippines

  • A building is damaged after a strong quake hit Bangued, Abra province, northern Philippines on Wednesday. (AP Photo/Raphiel Alzate)

  • Employees of the Department of Human Settlements and Development evacuate their building after an earthquake in Quezon City, Philippines on Wednesday. (AP Photo/ Gerard Carreon)

  • A damaged building lies on its side after a strong quake hit Bangued, Abra province, northern Philippines on Wednesday. (AP Photo)

MANILA, Philippines — A strong earthquake left at least two people dead and injured dozens in the northern Philippines on Wednesday, where the temblor set off small landslides and damaged buildings and churches and prompted terrified crowds and hospital patients in the capital to rush outdoors.