Body of missing student recovered from Bohol school-A A +A
Wednesday, October 16, 2013
SEARCH teams recovered before dawn Wednesday the body of one of three students trapped in a school in Bohol that collapsed due to the strong earthquake that hit the province Tuesday morning.
The magnitude 7.2 earthquake struck at 8:12 a.m. and was centered about 33 kilometers (20 miles) below Carmen City in Bohol, where many small buildings collapsed.
Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) chairman Francis Tolentino said in a radio interview that the body of the girl was found between midnight Tuesday and 2 a.m. Wednesday.
Tolentino also said the MMDA team is heading for Loon town in Bohol, one of the areas hit hardest by the quake.
The death toll from the earthquake rose to 93 as of 9 p.m. Tuesday, as rescuers struggled to reach patients in a collapsed hospital.
Bohol police chief Dennis Agustin said 77 of the deaths came from the province. At least 15 others died in nearby Cebu province and another on Siquijor Island. More than 444,000 families were affected, the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) said Tuesday evening.
Of the families affected, 102,515 were from Bohol, 339,522 in Cebu, and 2,677 in Siquijor, the NDRRMC added.
President Benigno Aquino III is expected to visit the quake-hit areas on Wednesday morning. (JK/Sunnex)