Sexagenarian dies in Quezon tsunami hoax
Michelle Zoleta (The Philippine Star) - July 24, 2014 - 12:00am

LUCENA CITY, Philippines – There was no earthquake, but a prank text message circulated on a supposed tsunami alert in Tayabas Bay and sent residents of Candeleria, Quezon fleeing their homes Tuesday night.

A 64-year-old woman reportedly died in a stampede as villagers rushed to evacuate. Other reports though said she died of heart attack.

Local officials were quick to deny such a tsunami alert and clarified that tsunamis are only caused by earthquakes or volcanic eruptions.

Villagers were also advised to heed only official alerts from the proper government agencies.

ADVISED AGENCIES ALERT ALERTS ATTACK CANDELERIA DIED QUEZON TAYABAS BAY TSUNAMI VILLAGERS
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