• NDRRMC: Quake death toll climbs to 186

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    The National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council, on its 6 a.m. Monday update, announced that the death toll for the Oct. 15 7.2-magnitude earthquake that rocked the Central Visayas has now climbed to 186.

    Of the 186 fatalities, the NDRRMC identified the latest as Felipe Vigonte, a resident of Antequera town, Bohol.

    The NDRRMC revealed that 173 of the fatalities were from Bohol with 12 from Cebu and one was from Siquijor.

    At least 583 were injured, including 489 in Bohol, 89 in Cebu, three in Siquijor, and one each in Iloilo and Negros Oriental.

    Eleven persons, all from Bohol, remain missing.

    The NDRRMC said the quake had affected 605,350 families or 3,003,001 people in 1,339 villages in 52 towns and six cities in six provinces.

    Of these, 22,113 families or 109,712 people are staying in 96 evacuation centers.

    As of Monday morning, the NDRRMC said the quake destroyed 10,020 houses and damaged 35,621 others in Bohol, Cebu, Negros Occidental, Negros Oriental, Iloilo, Siquijor and Guimaras.

    Damage was estimated at P867.24 million in terms of roads, bridges, flood control, and school and public buildings, including P763.48 million in Bohol alone. PNA

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