NDRRMC: 3.1 M people affected by Bohol earthquake


The National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) on Thursday revealed that the number of people affected by the Oct. 15 7.2-magnitude earthquake in Central Visayas has now hit the 631,605 families or equivalent to 3,158,009 people.

These people are residents of 1,494 villages in 59 towns and six cities in six provinces of Central Visayas.

Around 14,740 families or 78,897 people are staying in 125 evacuation centers.

At least 2,654 aftershocks were recorded since the Oct. 15 quake.

Of these, it said 68 had been felt.

The death toll remained at 198, with 185 from Bohol. The number of injured people went up to 668, 574 of whom were from Bohol.

Damage to property was estimated at P1,426,542,000, including P1.227 billion in Bohol and P197.401 million in Cebu.

At least 12,655 houses were destroyed while 41,991 were damaged. PNA


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