A 7.2 magnitude earthquake that struck Central Visayas on October 15, Tuesday at 8:12 am, left 107 people killed, 276 people injured, and more than 2.8 million people affected, the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council said.
Meanwhile, 2,533 families or 12,665 persons are staying in 13 evacuation centers in Bohol, the most affected province.
The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) said the region continues to experience aftershocks. Phivolcs recorded 725 aftershocks, 12 of which were felt.
Massive destruction to property and infrastructures were reported in Bohol and Cebu. Power lines and phone networks were down right after the earthquake. Other minor damages were reported in Iloilo, Negros Occidental and Leyte.
Three landslide incidents were also reported in Cebu.
Local authorities said the death toll could still climb, especially in worst-hit areas in Bohol, where roads and bridges are still not passable.
Call for Donations
For donations, contact the Citizens’ Disaster Response Center at 72-A Times St., West Triangle Homes, Quezon City, with telephone numbers 632-929-9822/20 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Housing repair materials, water and food are needed at this time.