The National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council yesterday reported P108,450,000 in damage to infrastructure in Surigao del Norte following the magnitude-6.7 earthquake Friday night.
In a press briefing at the Office of Civil Defense headquarters in Camp Aguinaldo, Quezon City, NDRRMC spokesperson Mina Marasigan said that damage to roads and bridges was pegged at P14,250,000 and P89,200,000, respectively.
Marasigan said the Caraga Regional Hospital in Surigao City sustained P5 million in damages.
Marasigan said that eight persons were reported killed by the earthquake.
Four of them were confirmed to have died in the earthquake. They were identified as Robert Eludo Jr., 40, of Purok 1, Barangay Bilabid; JM Ariar, 4, of Sitio Aton, Barangay Ipil; Lito R. Wilson, 36, of Purok 4, Barangay San Juan; and Lorenzo L. Dequino 86, of Purok 5, Barangay Poctoy, all of Surigao City.
“The other four is still being verified by the Department of the Interior and Local Government,” Marasigan said.
Marasigan added that 202 persons were injured by the earthquake in Surigao del Norte and were taken to various hospitals.
More than 1,000 families or 5,100 persons were displaced while 1,034 houses were totally or partially destroyed by the earthquake in Surigao del Norte.
Twelve school facilities and five roads and six bridges also incurred damages in Surigao del Norte from the earthquake.
Marasigan said San Francisco, Malimono, Placer, Sison, and Taganaan, Surigao del Norte still have no electricity.
Power was restored in most parts of Surigao City last Saturday.
She said water systems in Malimono, Mainit, San Francisco, and Surigao City were damaged due to the earthquake. Five units of water filtration systems will be sent to Surigao City for deployment in the affected areas.
Classes on all levels in Surigao City remain suspended and temporary learning centers might be set up to avoid class disruptions. (Francis T. Wakefield)