Here Is An Update On The Reported Casualties After The Recent Earthquake
REPORTED CASUALTIES – Last night’s (April 22, 2019) 6.1 magnitude earthquake claimed the lives of 7 people and left 81 people injured.
The recently recorded 6.1 magnitude earthquake could possibly be the strongest earthquake for this year. Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology or PHIVOLCS also announced that the ‘big one‘ could occur at any moment.
Meanwhile, National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council NDRRMC confirmed earlier that there are updates already about the casualties.
This is according to an article from GMA News. Based on the article,
Dobol B sa News TV by GMA interviewed the spokesperson of NDRRMC Edgar Posadas. Posadas revealed in the interview that the rescuers are still on a search party for the 24 people reported missing.
According to him, most of the reported missing could possibly be trapped inside the Chuzon Supermarket in Porac, Pampanga. Based on recent reports, Pampanga is one the worst struck areas in Luzon.
The Chuzon Supermarket reportedly collapsed due to the massive earthquake. This lead the rescuers to believe that some people may have been trapped inside the supermarket.
Posadas said the team of rescuers are now directing their focus on the supermarket. His actual statement: “Doon po tayo nakatutok ngayon.”
“That’s where [referring to Chuzon Supermarket] we’re focusing right now.”
Fearing the possibility of another earthquake, the residents of Porac chose to stay outside instead of their residences.
There were also 32 structures in National Capital Region or NCR and Central Luzon that were affected by the quake. Based on the records of NDRRMC.
Buildings affected include Clark International Airport in Pampanga and Emilio Aguinaldo College in Manila.
Despite all these, there were no reports of road closure due to damages.
That is all there is to it, at least for now. We’ll post updates as soon as we got them.