Quake death toll now 99

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The National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) on Wednesday said the death toll for the 7.2 magnitude earthquake that struck Central Visayas has now reached 99.

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In its 6 a.m. update, NDRRMC said that this can be broken down into 90 in Bohol, 8 for Cebu City, and 1 in Siquijor.

It also placed the number of injured to 276: 106 for Cebu City, 166 from Bohol, three from Siquijor and one in Negros Oriental.

It added the quake had affected 558,390 families or 2,841,956 people in 879 villages in 27 municipalities and seven cities in three provinces of Region 7.

Of these, 2,533 families or 12,655 people are being sheltered in 101 evacuation centers.

The NDRRMC said the following structures, including roads and bridges, in Bohol have been damaged:

Tagbilaran City Port terminal — collapsed

Tagbilaran Airport — ceiling of the 2nd floor terminal building and Airport tower – collapsed but still resumed operation.

San Pedro Church in Loboc — collapsed

Baclayon Church — totally damaged facade and bell tower

Plaza Marcella, Island City Mall and Bohol Quality Corporation — collapsed

DSWD-FO VII CIU Builiding — partially collapsed

Trinidad, Bohol — collapsed

Sagbayan Municipal Hall — totally damaged

Houses in Baranagays Anonang, Inabanga, and Barangay Loreto, Cortes — collapsed

Clarin Bridge — damaged (impassable)

Abatan and Bacong Bridge — damaged (impassable)

Loay Bridge — damaged (impassable)

Expansion Joint of Mactan Bridge — damaged (passable)

Provincial bridge in Montana — damaged

National highway at Laya Section — damaged

In Cebu the following structures also suffered damages:

Pasil Fishi Port — collapsed but has resumed operation

Basilica Minore del Santo Nino in Cebu City — collapsed bell tower

Cebu City Hall — partially damaged

Mandaue City Public Market — collapsed

Dep-Ed Region VII Building — damaged

DTI-Cebu Building — damaged

Social Welfare Office in Boljoon — collapsed

Cebu Doctor’s University in Mandaue City — collapsed roof

4th floor of St. Vincent Hospital — cracked (patients, staff and employees evacuated)

Cebu City Medical Center — cracked, transported patients to Pahina Central Gym and other hospitals.

Cong. Castillo Memorial Hospital — severely damaged (some patients were trapped and rescue operation underway)

Some residential houses in Sambag 1 — with cracks and three houses in Argao have been totally damaged

Ayala Center Cebu and Gaisano COuntry Malls — damaged

Budget Builders Building — collapsed

In Iloilo, the administration office of the Iloilo Airport has been slightly damaged but has resumed operation.

In Negros Occidental, some bridge and private establishment got damaged:

Malabong Bridge — damaged (impassable)

Central Phil. State — sustained minor cracks

SM City Cadiz City — partially damaged

Gaisano Mall — partially damaged

In Southern Leyte, some private establishment has minor cracks were Novo Department Store and Cindy’s food chain at Maasin City.

Power outages are still being experienced in province of Bohol; Barangay Duran, Iloilo City, and Cadiz City, Negros Occidental.

NDRRMC added that 20 passengers and eight vessels are reported stranded in Coast Guard Station in Tagbilaran, Talibon, Jagna and Ubay.

Meanwhile, all seaports in Cebu are opened except in Pier 4 while all ports operations resumed in Bohol except in Tagbilaran City.

It added that all all airport operations in affected areas resumed around 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday. PNA

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