Families affected by Sarangani quake near 3.7K: NDRRMC

By Priam Nepomuceno

November 21, 2023, 1:32 pm

MANILA – The number of families affected by the magnitude 6.8 earthquake that struck Sarangani, Davao Occidental on Nov. 17 has climbed to 3,696, the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) said on Tuesday.

In its latest bulletin, the NDRRMC said the total is equivalent to 16,293 persons residing in 51 barangays located in the Davao and Soccsksargen regions.

As of posting time, no evacuation centers are activated, the NDRRMC added.

All but one of nine deaths being confirmed are in Soccsksargen.

Three were confirmed injured, all from Davao Region, while the number of injured undergoing validation is at 13 -- 11 in Soccsksargen and two in Davao Region.

A total of 1,544 houses in the two regions were reported damaged by the earthquake. (PNA)