Death toll due to Mindanao quake rises to 7; number of injured also increased to 215 — NDRRMC

A resident stands near a huge crack in a cemented road caused by a 6.4 magnitude earthquake the night before, in the town of Magsaysay in Davao del Sur on the southern Philippine island of Mindanao on October 17, 2019. – Three children were among seven people killed after the powerful earthquake hit the southern Philippines, authorities said on October 17. (Photo by Manman Dejeto / AFP)


(Eagle News) — The number of persons killed due to the magnitude 6.3 quake that struck Mindanao on Oct. 16 rose to 7, while those injured rose to 215, according to the latest report from the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC).

The fatalities include a mother and her child who died when their house was buried in landslide triggered by the earthquake in Magsaysay, Davao del Sur, and another girl from the same town who was killed after being struck by falling objects.

Another girl from Maguindanao was also killed after a wall collapsed in her area. Three other victims died due to cardiac arrest during the quake.

The three persons were from M’lang, Makilala and Alamada in Cotabato.

The 215 injured persons came from Regions 11 and 12, and the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (BARMM).

The number of families affected by the quake also rose to 4,151 families or 20,755 persons, based on the NRRMC report on Monday, Oct. 21.

NDRRMC said that 269 of these families are still staying inside evacuation centers, while 608 families are staying outside evacuation centers.

The number damaged structures also increased. From the previous 2,995 damaged structures, it rose to 3,160 damaged infrastructure.