Friday, 25 October 2013

Death toll in Bohol quake breaches 200 mark

The death toll from the powerful earthquake that hit Central Visayas has breached the 200 mark, as rescuers recovered three more bodies from the rubble, the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council said on Friday. The NDRRMC said the search and retrieval teams recovered a body of a reported missing person in Balilihan and another in Calape, both in Bohol; and in Pinamungahan town in Cebu province, pushing the death toll to 201.

The NDRRMC also reported that the number of injured in the 7.2 magnitude quake also increased to 720 after receiving information on 11 more persons hurt in Bohol.

The number of missing persons is now at 10, the state disaster response agency added.

Meanwhile, the NDRRMC said that the number of affected families in Bohol, Cebu, Negros Oriental, Negros Occidental, Iloilo, Siquijor and Leyte is now at more than 631,000 or 3.1 million individuals.

Of the total affected people, over 15,000 are now being sheltered in 151 evacuation centers, the NDRRMC said.

Friday 25 October 2013


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