Death toll from 7.2 magnitude now 49 – PNP Region 7

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Central Visayas. Photo courtesy of Wikipedia.org
Central Visayas. Photo courtesy of Wikipedia.org

MANILA, 15Oct2013 (PNA) – The PNP Region 7, in its latest update, announced that at least 49 people have been killed and 164 others were injured following the 7.2 magnitude earthquake that struck Central Visayas Tuesday morning.

Chief Supt. Danilo Constantino, PNP Region 7 chief, said that this can be broken down into nine for Cebu, 39 for Bohol and one for Siquijor.

The number of wounded can be divided into 104 for Bohol and 60 for Cebu.

Constantino said that Cebu sustained heavy damage in terms of infrastructure with government and private buildings reporting damage.

One of the worst hit is the Sto. Nino Church in Cebu those belfry collapsed during the height of the quake.

The PNP Region 7 chief added that two bridges in Bohol, the Abatan and Mualong Bridges, collapsed while in Cebu the Boljoon National Road was declared not passable to traffic due to a quake-triggered landslide. (PNA)

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