Death toll in Northern Luzon quake climbs to 11

Death toll in Northern Luzon quake climbs to 11

MANILA – The number of deaths from the magnitude 7 earthquake that rocked Abra and other nearby Northern Luzon provinces last July 27 has climbed to 11.

The National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) on Friday reported that the latest fatality from the tremor is from Tubo, Abra.

This brought the number of confirmed deaths in the Cordillera Administrative Region (CAR) to 10 while Ilocos Region has one death.

Some 410 individuals were injured in the Ilocos Region, Cagayan Valley, and the CAR.

The affected families are now at 119,730 or 448,990 persons in 1,188 barangays (villages) in Ilocos Region, Cagayan Valley, and the CAR.

Some 30,285 were damaged in Ilocos Region, Cagayan Valley, CAR, and the National Capital Region (NCR).

Of this number, 29,720 are considered “partially damaged” and 565 as “totally damaged”.

The damage to agricultural facilities, equipment, and other machinery was estimated at PHP33.2 million in CAR.

Meanwhile, irrigation system damage was placed at PHP22.7 million in CAR and Ilocos Region.

Infrastructure damage has amounted to PHP1.34 billion in Ilocos Region, Cagayan Valley, CAR, and NCR. (PNA)

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