Friday, 18 October 2013

More bodies recovered in quake-hit provinces; deaths at 173

Two more bodies were recovered in the quake-hit provinces of Bohol and Cebu on Friday, increasing the death toll from Tuesday's powerful quake to 173.

The National Disaster Risk Reduction Management Council (NDRRMC) said that as of 4 p.m., authorities retrieved a body in Toledo City in Cebu and another body in Bohol.

A total of 19 people remained missing while the injured victims substantially increased from 375 to 498.

The NDRRCM also estimated the cost of damage to infrastructure in Cebu and Bohol at P549.85 million.

A total of 676,065 families or 3.4 million people in Bohol, Cebu and Siquijor were affected by the powerful earthquake. Of the total affected, 162,566 people are displaced from their homes.

More than 19,000 houses were damaged in Cebu and Bohol. NDRRMC said that the quake's damage to infrastructure was at P563.6 million.

Friday 18 October 2013


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