Quake death toll rises
BY JUDY F. PARTLOW
The Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council in Negros Oriental said yesterday that the earthquake death toll has risen to 48, with 61 persons still missing, as of Tuesday.
Of the fatalities, 23 were reported in Guihulngan City, nine in La Libertad, eight in Jimalalud, three in Tayasan, two each in Ayungon and Manjuyod, and one in Bindoy, it added.
The PDRRMC also quoted Gov. Roel Degamo as saying that relief operations will continue for two more weeks.