Tuesday, 29 October 2013

Aftershocks in Bohol breach 3,000 mark; Death toll 218

Two weeks after a magnitude 7.2 earthquake jolted Central Visayas, the number of aftershocks in Bohol has now breached the 3,000 mark while death toll continues to rise, reaching 218.

As of 6:00 a.m. Tuesday, the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) has recorded 3,019 aftershocks, of which 83 were felt.

On the casualty count, the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) reported that three more bodies were recovered in Getafe town, Bohol, bringing the death toll to 218.

Of the total number of fatalities, 204 were in Bohol, 13 on Cebu, and one in Siquijor.

The number of injured also went up as eight more people were listed in Buenavista town, Bohol, bringing the total count to 768. The number of people injured rose to 674 in Bohol, 89 in Cebu, three in Siquijor, and one each in Iloilo and Negros Oriental. Eight people were still missing.

NDRRMC spokesman Maj. Rey Balido said the retrieval operation for the eight missing people, which includes five children believed buried by boulders when the earth shook as they were swimming near a waterfall in Sagbayan town, Bohol.

Tuesday 29 October 2013



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