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Death toll in Mindanao 6.6 quake now 8 —NDRRMC

Published October 31, 2019 8:40am Updated October 31, 2019 9:24am By ANNA FELICIA BAJO, GMA News

The death toll in the magnitude 6.6 earthquake that jolted parts of southern Philippines last Tuesday has reached eight, according to the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) on Thursday.

In its latest situation report, the NDRRMC identified the fatalities as Nestor Narciso, 66; Samuel Linao, 44; Renee Corpuz Andy, 7; Marichelle Moria, 23; Patricio Lumayon, 65; Pao Zailon Abdullah, 64; Isidro Gomez, 63; and one Jesriel Pabra.

Two missing persons were also reported while 395 others have been injured, the council said.

The NDRRMC also reported that a total of 2,704 infrastructures in Regions IX, X, XI, XII and BARMM have been damaged due to the strong earthquake and its aftershocks.

This includes 2,252 houses, 398 schools, 13 health facilities, ten public structures, one place of worship, 22 private and commercial establishments and eight roads and bridges.

Following the effects of the earthquake, a total of 108 municipalities in Regions X, XI, XII and BARMM had suspended classes last October 29 and 30.

As of 11 p.m. of Wednesday, the PHIVOLCS had recorded a total of 590 aftershocks in which 282 were plotted while 86 were felt.

The NDRRMC said a total of 2,552 families or 12,760 individuals are presently seeking temporary shelters in 19 evacuation centers.

On the other hand, 1,342 families or 6,710 individuals are being assisted outside evacuation centers.

More than 25,000 persons have been affected of the quake in Regions XI and XII, the agency added.

The earthquake struck Tuesday morning, with Tulunan, Cotabato as its epicenter. It was followed by two more mild quakes a day later.

According to the NDRRMC, a total of P949,358 worth of assistance was provided by the Department of Social Welfare and Development to the affected families in Cotabato. —KBK/RSJ, GMA News


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