Philippines

Affected families in Mindanao quake now at 7,293

Affected families in Mindanao quake now at 7,293

By Priam Nepomuceno  

MANILA (Philippines News Agency) — The number of families affected by the magnitude 6.3 earthquake that struck parts of Mindanao last Oct. 16 has reached 7,293, the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) said in its update Wednesday.

This is equivalent to 35,465 persons.

The report, signed and released by NDRRMC executive director Ricardo Jalad, said these persons are residents of 127 barangays in Davao and Soccsksargen regions.

Of this number, 936 families or 4,604 persons are being aided in three evacuation centers while 407 families or around 2,035 individuals are being assisted outside of these centers.

The number of the dead and injured remains at seven and 215, respectively, the agency added.

The number of damaged infrastructure in Northern Mindanao, Davao Region and Soccsksargen was placed at 6,947. (PNA)

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