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Bodies of 4 missing found, earthquake death toll rise to 10

The number of those who have died due to the earthquake that hit Northern Luzon on Wednesday has risen to 10, the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) said on Friday.

NDRRMC spokesperson Mark Timbal said the bodies of four persons reported missing in Abra had been found.

“We received report po that the four missing in Abra had been retrieved already. These four will be added po sa ating fatalities," Timbal said.

"We are just waiting for the official report containing the identities and other details of the deceased,” he added.

Based on its 6 a.m. report, the NDRRMC said 136 were injured in Ilocos, Cagayan, and Cordillera due to the earthquake.

A total of 79,260 people or 19,486 families in 246 barangays in Ilocos and CAR were affected by the earthquake, the NDRRMC said.

According to the NDRRMC, a total of 1,583 homes have been damaged by the quake — 1,535 partially and 48 totally — in Ilocos and CAR.

The NDRRMC said around P48.3 million worth of damage had been reported in Ilocos, Cagayan, and CAR.

Over 1,000 aftershocks have been recorded so far after the magnitude 7 earthquake in Abra, the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (PHIVOLCS) said Friday.

PHIVOLCS chief Renato Solidum said incidents of aftershocks were expected to continue in the next several weeks.  -NB, GMA News