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UNDRO 91/0701
PANAMA - EARTHQUAKE
UNDRO INFORMATION REPORT NO. 1
24 APRIL 91

1. EARTHQUAKE THAT HIT COSTA RICA AND PANAMA ON 22 APRIL (CF. UNDRO SITUATION NO.1 ON COSTA RICA DATED 23 APRIL 91) AFFECTED NORTHERN PROVINCES OF BOCAS DEL TORO (MOST AFFECTED) AND CHIRIQUI.

2. GOVT HAS NOT REQUESTED UNDRO TO LAUNCH AN APPEAL FOR INTERNATIONAL ASSISTANCE.

UNDP/UNDRO RESIDENT REPRESENTATIVE AND PAHO REPORT:

3. 34 DEAD, 88 INJURED CONFIRMED (UP TO 300 ESTIMATED), AND AN ADDITIONAL 5,544 AFFECTED.