Infra damage from 7.2-quake: P902.73M; Death toll: 190
Infrastructure damage from the 7.2-magnitude earthquake that hit Western and Central Visayas last week has reached P902.73 million, latest data from the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) showed.
Bohol province suffered the most with P763.58 million worth of damaged roads, bridges, schools, heritage churches, and other establishments followed by Cebu with P132.25 million.
The cost of damage to infrastructure in Siquijor and Negros Oriental totaled to P6.65 million and P250,000, respectively.
According to NDRRMC’s “Situation Report No.15 Effects of Magnitude 7.2 Sagbayan, Bohol Earthquake,” a total of 53,439 houses were damaged in Bohol, Cebu, Negros Occidental, Negros Oriental, Iloilo, Siquijor, and Guimaras.
The number of people affected fell to 2.946 million or 588,564 families. However, the number of people in evacuation centers rose to 111,239.
A total of 41 bridges and 18 roads in Bohol, Cebu, and Negros Occidental were also affected.
To date, five bridges and two roads remain impassable in Bohol and Cebu.
Meanwhile, death toll also rose to 190. Of which, 177 were recorded in Bohol, 12 in Cebu, and one in Siquijor.
The number of people injured climbed to 605 while the number of people missing remains at 11.
As of 5 am today, the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (PhilVolcs) has recorded 2,384 aftershocks, 57 of which were felt.
The departments of Social Welfare and Development and Health, local government units, and non-government organizations have provided a total of P16.988 million.
The provinces of Bohol and Cebu were declared under State of Calamity through Resolution Numbers 453 and 1041-13.