MANILA -- The number of persons injured in the magnitude 6.5 earthquake that rocked San Julian, Eastern Samar on Tuesday has climbed to 40, the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) said in its 6 a.m. update Friday.
The report, signed and released by NDRRMC executive director Ricardo Jalad, said the persons injured are from Eastern Visayas.
The figure is still subject for verification and validation, the agency added.
Also, around 93 families or 372 persons living in 18 barangays in Samar and Eastern Samar were affected by the earthquake.
The NDRRMC also reported that 92 houses were damaged, four totally wrecked and 88 partially, in Samar and Eastern Samar provinces. (PNA)