- Posted October 16, 2013 by
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Phl quake death toll rises to 142
PO3 Carl John Legaspi, Bohol Provincial Police Office operations clerk, said the death toll alone in the province has reached the 127 mark and rescue workers raced to reach isolated communities.
Legaspi added that some 276 people were injured with 22 still missing.
In the province of Cebu, Office of Civil Defense (OCD) Region 7 duty officer Joy Hernandez announced that the number of casualties remain at 15 with 120 people injured.
The National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) said President Benigno Aquino III on Wednesday made an aerial survey on areas devastated by the huge earthquake.
It also said aftershocks continue to torment survivors and most of them stay outside the evacuation centers for fear of their lives.