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Negros Oriental PDRRMC reports 11,576 families affected by quake

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DUMAGUETE CITY – As of last count, a total of 11,576 families have been affected by the magnitude 6.9 earthquake on Monday, the Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (PDRRMC) reported on Wednesday.

However, the PDRRMC report has not yet given a breakdown as to which towns or cities these families originate.

In La Libertad town alone, at least 70 families have been reportedly affected by the quake.

The PDRRMC said three bridges were also rendered impassable, namely, those in Martilo, La Libertad; Pangaluan in Jimalalud; and Tinayonan in Guihulngan.

The PDRRMC also reported that 34 houses were totally damaged and 89 others partially damaged by the tremor, the epicenter of which was reported around 10 kilometers off Tayasan town.

Meanwhile, initial estimated damage to infrastructure totaled P637 million as of this reporting, to include P235-million for bridges, P55 million for public works, P242 million for roads, and P105 million for waterworks.

By PNA/PIA9-ZBST




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