MANILA (7-March-12/PNA) – The National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) reported additional four injured persons which brought to 10 the number of victims in the 5.2-magnitude earthquake that hit Masbate City at 7:06 a.m. Tuesday.
In its latest report as of 7 a.m. Wednesday, the NDRRMC said that three of those four additional injured were children between two and 10 years old.
The NDRRMC identified the victims as John Nor Buungan, 2 of Brgy. Bapor; Andrew Mortiga 3; Victoria Dumas 10; and Liza Tidon 32, were from Brgy. Batuhan. They were all taken to Masbate Provincial Hospital.
The NDRRMC also reported that among the structures damaged during the quake were the concrete fence of Masbate City Hall with assessed damage worth P10,000; the concrete fence of two school buildings of Kinamaligan Elementary School worth of P10,000; the perimeter fence of Camp Bony Serrano, P20,000; Admin Building of Masbate PPO, P35,000; and Sonia Ang Commercial building, Luis Uy enterprises, Green Glass enterprises and Dodong Liok Hardware, which are still to determine the assessed damage.
The agency added that some areas in Masbate has power interruptions.
Earlier, NDRRMC Executive Director Benito Ramos identified six persons injured as Cesar Garapal, 31, and Jinky Asareas, 16, both residents of Barangay Nursery; Christine Dicos, 17, and Leonard Dimitillar, 3, of Barangay Centro; Jiho Emilio Antonio, 2, of Barangay Bagumbayan; and Rex Davida, 8, of Barangay Bantigui. Ramos said the victims were taken to the Masbate Provincial Hospital for treatment.
The tectonic origin quake was felt at Intensity 6 in Masbate City; Intensity 4 in Irosin and Cabid-an, Sorsogon City; Intensity 3 in Sigma, Capiz, Capul Island in Northern Samar, Almagro and Tagpul-an in Western Samar; Intensity 2 in Legazpi City and Iloilo City; and Intensity 1 in Kalibo and Numancia, Aklan. (PNA)