Philippine police summon owner of quake collapsed store

Philippine police summon owner of quake collapsed store
Rescuers gesture to clear the way following the discovery of another survivor in Monday's magnitude 6.1 earthquake that caused the collapse of a commercial building in Porac township, Pampanga province north of Manila, Philippines Tuesday, April 23, 2019. A strong earthquake struck the northern Philippines Monday trapping some people in a collapsed building, damaged an airport terminal and knocked out power in at least one province, officials said. (AP Photo/Bullit Marquez)

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — The Philippine national police chief says investigators have summoned the owner of a four-story supermarket that collapsed in a powerful earthquake and trapped dozens of people.

Police Director General Oscar Albayalde says Chuzon Supermarket owner Samuel Chu on Tuesday appeared at a police station in Porac town in Pampanga province, north of Manila, at the start of an investigation on suspicion construction may have breached building regulations.

At least five bodies and nine survivors have been pulled out from the rubble.

Porac Councilor Maynard Lapid says there are no more reports of missing people and rescuers with sniffer dogs were no longer detecting signs of life in the supermarket’s rubble.

Monday’s quake left at least 17 people dead, mostly in Pampanga and nearby Zambales provinces.