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Death toll in Mindanao earthquake rises to 8

Death toll from the strong earthquake in Mindanao rose to eight.

According to the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC), as of Sunday, November 19, an additional fatality came from Sarangani province. The other fatalities came from Davao Occidental (1) and General Santos City (3).

But NDRRMC said the reported eight deaths were still subject to validation.

The number of injured individuals due to magnitude 6.8 jolt also increased to 13 while there was no more missing person.

The powerlines in quake-hit areas have also been restored and all affected bridges are now passable.

However, of the 12 roads affected in Soccsksargen, three were not yet passable.

The powerful earthquake struck most parts of Mindanao Friday afternoon, November 17.

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