SURIGAO CITY (Updated) -- A 65-year-old woman died while 45 persons were injured in a magnitude 5.9 earthquake that struck Surigao City, Sunday morning, March 5.
The victim was identified as Socorro Celis, a resident of Narciso corner Lopez Jaena Street, the City Information Office (CIO) reported.
Annette Villaces, CIO officer, said responders found her with no pulse when they reached her house. She died of cardiac arrest.
As of 6 p.m., Sunday, the CIO reported 42 injured persons of which 31 are an outpatient in Caraga Regional Hospital, one admitted in the same hospital, six are outpatient at the Surigao Medical Hospital while 3 were admitted in the same hospital, according to Anna Dagcuta, Information Officer of the government hospital.
One was rescued by the City Rescue Team at the City Hardware.
Eleven residential houses and two government buildings were destroyed, City Information Officer Annette Villaces said.