Death toll from Abra quake now at 11; agri damage climbs to P278M

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Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, August 5) — The recorded death toll from the magnitude 7 earthquake that jolted Abra is now at 11 after another body was found in Tubo City in the Cordillera region while agricultural damage hit P287 million, officials reported Friday.

The additional fatality in the July 27 quake is a 59-year-old man who died of brain injury from a collapsed bamboo roofing, according to the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Center's (NDRRMC) latest situation report.

Last week, the death toll rose to 10 from six after four more bodies were recovered in Abra province.

NDRRMC’s tally now lists a total of 10 deaths in the Cordillera Administrative Region (CAR) and one from Region 1.

Recorded injured individuals remain at 410, with 34 in Region 1, two in Region 2 and 374 in CAR.

No missing persons are noted as of August 5.

The Department of Agriculture (DA), meanwhile, reported P287 million worth of damage and losses on facilites and some commodities.

According to the DA regional office in Cordillera, 90 irrigation systems, six farm-to-market roads and 24 farm structures composed the 120 total agricultural infrastructures damaged in the region.

The National Irrigation Administration reported two national irrigation systems (NIS) and 24 communal irrigation systems (CIS) damaged in CAR and four NIS and 24 CIS in Region 1.