107 dead, 231 injured in Central Visayas quake


Casualty toll from the magnitude 7.2 Earthquake that shook Central Visayas on Tuesday morning continues to rise as more search and rescue teams rushed in quake ravage areas, police reports said on Wednesday.

Reports at the Philippine National Police national operations center in Camp Crame placed the number of casualties from the earthquake to 438 with 107 persons confirmed dead and 231 others injured.

The reports, sent by the Central Visayas police office, said that of the 107 fatalities in quake, 97 were from Bohol, the hardest hit, while nine where recorded in the province of Cebu and one in Siquijor.

About 154 roads and bridges were either partially or totally damage by the earthquake, whose epicentre was located south of Carmen town in Bohol, the reports said. ANTHONY VARGAS


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