Mindanao quakes death toll now at 17; over 29,300 families affected
MANILA, the Philippines — The death toll from the powerful earthquakes that shook parts of Mindanao climbed to 17, the National Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) said Saturday.
In its situation report, the NDRRMC said that three people died in Region XI due to the 6.6-magnitude tremor that centered in Tulunan town on Tuesday.
Region XII recorded 14 fatalities resulting from Tuesday’s quake, as well as the deadly 6.5-magnitude tremor that followed on Thursday.
The NDRRMC also reported that 327 people were injured from the earthquake, compared to Friday’s record of 403.
Two persons remain missing, the disaster agency said.
Meanwhile, 29,349 families in 149 barangays in Regions XI and XII were affected by the tremor.
Some 4,127 families have been taken in 27 evacuation centers, while 1,370 families were served outside the evacuation centers.
In infrastructure damage, the NDRRMC said that 28,222, mostly houses, school buildings and other public structures, were totally and partially damaged.
Inquirer calls for support for the victims of earthquakes in Mindanao
Responding to appeals for help, the Inquirer is extending its relief to the families affected by the recent earthquakes in Mindanao.
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