14 killed in Mindanao quakes: NDRRMC

MANILA The National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) confirmed that around 14 people have been killed so far in the magnitude 6.6 and 6.5 earthquakes that rocked Tulunan, North Cotabato and other nearby provinces on Tuesday and Thursday, respectively.

In its 8 p.m. Thursday update signed and released by NDRRMC executive director Ricardo Jalad, around 403 people were reported injured along with two others missing.

All of the fatalities, injured and missing were reported in Northern Mindanao, Davao Region and Soccsksargen and the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (BARMM), the agency reported.

The details on the fatalities provided by the NDRRMC are as follows:

*Jessie Riel Parba, 15, a resident of Purok 3 Pakigdait, Magsaysay, Davao Del Sur, succumbed after being hit by debris coming from a collapsing wall caused by the magnitude 6.6 earthquake;

*Benita B. Saban, residing at Sitio Upper Asbang-elok, Barangay Tagaytay, Magsaysay, Davao Del Sur, killed by landslide caused by the magnitude 6.6 tremblor;

*Romulo Naraga, of Barangay Altavista, Bansalan, Davao Del Sur, died due to cardiac arrest reportedly caused by the magnitude 6.6 earthquake;

*Nestor Narciso, 66, a resident Barangay Zone 1 Bagong Sikat, Koronadal City, South Cotabato, died after being hit by debris caused by the magnitude 6.6 tremor;

*Samuel Linao Andy, 44, of Sitio Kitao, Barangay Lanao Kuran, Arakan, Cotabato, was killed by a rockslide caused by the magnitude 6.6 quake;

*Renee Corpuz Andy, 7, of the same locality, killed in the same rockslide;

*Marichelle Morla, 23, a resident of Sitio Alimodian, Barangay Banayal, Tulunan, North Cotabato, killed after being hit by debris caused by the magnitude 6.6 earthquake;

*Patricio Lumayon, 65, of Barangay Luayon, Makilala, Cotabato, died after being hit by debris caused by the same magnitude 6.6 tremor;

*Pao Zailon Abdulah, 64, a native of Barangay Kibayao, Carmen, North Cotabato, succumbed to cardiac arrest caused by the same magnitude 6.6 quake;

*Isidro Gomez, 63, of Purok 3, Barangay Pagasa, M'lang, Cotabato, died of cardiac arrest in the same tremor;

*Cesar Bangot, chief of Batasan village, Makilala, Cotabato; succumbed to falling debris caused by the magnitude 6.5 earthquake;

*Juve Gabriel Jauod, 7, and of Barangay Nueva Vida, M'lang, Cotabato, who also died after being hit by falling debris caused by the same magnitude 6.5 earthquake;

Completing the list of deaths were Rommel Galicia, 20, a resident of Barangay Luayon, Barangay Makilala, and Precilla Verona, 70, of Barangay San Isidro, also of Makilala, Cotabato, who also succumbed to the effects of Thursday's tremors.

Families affected by the twin earthquakes were placed at 6,009 which is equivalent to 30,045 people residing in 72 barangays in Davao Region and Soccsksargen.

Of these figures, 2,552 families or 12,760 individuals are now being sheltered in 19 evacuation centers while 1,370 families equivalent to 6,850 persons are being aided outside.

Also, a total of 2,817 infrastructures were reported damaged in Zamboanga Peninsula, Northern Mindanao, Davao Region, Soccsksargen and the BARMM. (PNA)

Source: Philippines News Agency

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