Bohol quake death toll rises to 156—NDRRMC
MANILA, Philippines — The number of people killed by the effects of the 7.2-magnitude earthquake that hit Bohol, Cebu and other provinces has risen to 156, authorities said.
A report by the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) said the death toll in Bohol has risen to 144. Meanwhile, 11 fatalities were recorded in Cebu and one in Siquijor.
Injured people were tallied at 374 for Cebu, Bohol, Siquijor and Negros Oriental while 22 are still missing in Bohol.
The NDRRMC said 3.2 million people in 1,080 villages were affected by the deadly tremor as 47,067 remain displaced. Of the number, 32,954 are in 61 evacuation centers.
At least 2,066 houses were damaged in Cebu and Bohol while 20 bridges and 4 roads were still not passable in Bohol, where the epicenter of the quake was recorded.
Cost of damages has risen to P75.15 million, with P17.65 million attributed to Cebu and P57.5 million to Bohol.
The report said Tagbilaran City port was still closed to cargo vessels while all seaports in Cebu are fully operational. Airport operations have also resumed.