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Typhoon Haiyan death toll jumps to 5,235 in Philippines
The death toll from this month's Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines has spiked to 5,235, a national agency reported early Saturday.
...The same agency also reported that 23,501 were injured due to the epic storm, with 1,613 reported missing. The missing amount is 31 higher than a day earlier.
Philippines typhoon death toll feared to hit 7,000
Tacloban, Philippines - The number of people dead or missing after one of the world’s strongest typhoons struck the Philippines climbed towards 7,000 on Saturday, as the United Nations warned much more needed to be done to help desperate survivors.
The government’s confirmed death toll rose to 5,235, with another 1,613 people still missing more than two weeks after Super Typhoon Haiyan destroyed entire towns across a long stretch of islands in the central Philippines.
'Yolanda' death toll rises to 5,670
MANILA – The official death toll from super typhoon "Yolanda" is now at 5,670, the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) said Monday.
...The death toll from the super typhoon is expected to rise further as 1,761 remain missing: 1,671 in Leyte; 38 in Samar; 20 in Eastern Samar; 15 in Antique; 6 in Palawan; 5 in Cebu; 4 in Iloilo and 1 each in Guimaras and Capiz.
The NDRRMC said at least 26,233 were wounded after the typhoon crashed into central Philippines last November 8.
At least 2,376,210 families or 11,236,014 individuals were affected by the typhoon, with 4,094,029 people displaced.
Some 586,227 homes were totally destroyed while at least 590,310 were partially damaged.
'Yolanda' death toll rises to 5,936
Majority of the fatalities were from Eastern Visayas at 5,582 (5,087 in Leyte; 265 in Eastern Samar; 224 in Samar; and 6 in Biliran).
In the worst-hit city of Tacloban in Leyte, 2,321 bodies have yet to be identified.
The number of missing remains at 1,779: 1,671 in Leyte; 38 in Samar; 24 in Palawan; 20 in Eastern Samar; 15 in Antique; 5 in Cebu; 4 in Iloilo and 1 each in Guimaras and Capiz.
The NDRRMC said at least 27,022 were wounded after the typhoon crashed into central Philippines last November 8.
At least 2,615,794 families or 12,355,680 individuals were affected by the typhoon, with 4,056,271 people displaced.
Some 593,787 homes were totally destroyed while at least 598,306 houses were partially damaged.
‘Yolanda’ death toll rises to 5,982
The number of people injured and missing remained at 27,022 and 1,779, respectively.
Yolanda deaths still rising but number of missing unchanged
…Normally, as the death toll goes up, the number of missing decreases.
…The issue of the death toll has also been wrapped by controversy after Chief Superintendent Elmer Soria, then director of the Eastern Visayas police, said that, after consulting with local government authorities, the death toll would likely reach 10,000.
This was disputed by President Benigno Aquino III on an interview with CNN, who said the deaths from the storm were no more than 2,000-2,500.
Soria was relieved from his post after this. Although the government said he needed a break because of the trauma he suffered during the storm, many saw it as punishment for his high death estimate. And government has said he is not likely to get his post back.
Philippines typhoon death toll tops 6,000
Saturday, December 14, 2013
MANILA: The number of people dead after one of the world’s strongest typhoons struck the Philippines has risen above 6,000, the government said on Friday, with nearly 2,000 others still missing.
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The death toll from supertyphoon Yolanda has not moved on Tuesday at 6,069 but the number of injured ballooned to 27, 665, the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council said.
In its 6 a.m. situational report, the NDRRMC also said that the number of missing persons is still pegged at 1,779.
The NDRRMC reported that the total number of people affected by Yolanda in 44 provinces, 591 municipalities and 57 cities of Regions 4-A, 4-B, 5, 6, 7, 8, 10, 11, and Caraga remained at more than 16 million.
Of the total affected, over four million people have been displaced, with over 101,000 staying in 381 evacuation centers, the state disaster response agency added.