Update on Earthquake Abra Death Toll by NDRRMC
EARTHQUAKE ABRA DEATH TOLL – The National Disaster Risk Reduction Management Committee (NDRRMC) cited the death toll of the quake.
Daily, the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) is recording several earthquakes happening in different parts of the country. In its bulletin, the agency cites the epicenter of the quake, its magnitude and depth, and the affected areas where intensities were felt or recorded.
Several experts believe that quake cannot be accurately predicted thus awareness of what to do in case it happens is really an edge. Low-magnitude quakes may not be felt but string quakes can lead to the loss of lives and damages to properties,
Recently, a strong earthquake hit Abra. Phivolcs initially recorded the quake at 7.3 magnitude and, after a short while, downgraded it to 7.0 magnitude. However, it brought huge devastation to several properties and loss of lives.
Public and private infrastructures were damaged because of the quake. Recently, the National Disaster Risk Reduction Management Committee (NDRRMC) gave an update on the earthquake Abra death toll.
Based on a report on ABS-CBN News, the NDRRMC cited six (6) fatalities due to the quake. In Abra province, the local police recorded five (5) deaths due to the quake. Four of the victims were recovered in Luba during a search operation.
According to Abra police director colonel Maly Cula, the four bodies, all male, were buried in a landslide. Backhoes were used in the rescue operations and several rescue teams were deployed on the ground.
More than a thousand people were displaced from their homes following a quake and are currently staying in evacuation centers. Several government agencies including the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD), Pag-IBIG Fund, and the Government Service Insurance System (GSIS) assured assistance to the quake victims.
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