The Leyte provincial government has extended financial assistance to the July 6, 2017 earthquake victims in Kananga town.

Leyte Governor Leopoldo Dominico Petilla, in a statement issued Wednesday, said there were 380 families from five villages that benefitted the assistance.

Each family received PHP5,000 assistance during the distribution in Kananga town on Tuesday.

Of the 380 recipients, 112 are from Rizal village, 32 from Tongonan village, 50 from Masarayao village, 162 from Hiloctogan village, and 24 from Lim-ao village.

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“The beneficiaries are living in areas severely affected by the earthquake based on the result of the assessment of the Mines and Geosciences Bureau,” Petilla said.

Four were reported to have died and more injured during 6.5-magnitude earthquake.

It also caused widespread power interruptions in the whole of Eastern Visayas and nearby Bohol island province.

Hundreds of families from the town of Kananga and its adjacent city or Ormoc were ordered to evacuate and resettled in another place due to the earth cracks and landslides. (PNA)

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