Guihulngan City, perhaps one of the hardest-hit area after the 6.9 magnitude earthquake suffered tremendous loss of lives and destruction of property as shown in these photos courtesy of Dumaguete-based journalist Florence Baesa via Facebook:
UPDATE: Following the 6.9 magnitude earthquake that jolted Negros and adjacent Visayan Islands on Monday, rescue and retrieval operations continue in at least three towns in Negros Oriental. As of 6am today, February 9, NDRRMC accounted some 26 deaths, 52 injured and 71 remain missing or not yet identified in Bgry. Planas, Guihulngan and Brgy. Solonggon, La Libertad town, while some 2 thousand families are currently sheltered in 30 evacuation centers or are staying outside their respective homes.
NOTE: The photos herein are adapted from Facebook posts, including their descriptions. Per feedback from a reader, the areas featured above are actually Pitogo, Brgy Kagawasan and Mt. Razorback Brgy. Mabunga, Guihulngan as against Brgy. Planas.