The latest on deaths, damage in Philippine typhoon

A+
A
A-

Tacloban City is reduced to vast wasteland after the onslaught of super typhoon “Yolanda.” Video by INQUIRER.net’s Ryan Leagogo

Here are the latest casualty figures and damage reports from the Philippines after Typhoon Haiyan (local name: Yolanda) . All figures are preliminary and based on regional government officials and media reports.

— National: 1,744 confirmed deaths, with another 2,487 hurt, according to the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council. Its figures differ slightly from local estimates.

— Leyte province: Up to 10,000 feared dead, with an undetermined number of missing. Widespread severe damage. Tacloban, its main city with a population of 220,000, lies in ruins. Communications, transport cut in many areas.

— Samar: 400 estimated dead, 2,000 missing.

— Eastern Samar: 162 dead, 19 missing.

— Cebu: 63 dead, 8 missing.

A young survivor uses a plastic cover to protect him from rain as he passes by a damaged Boy Scout statue at typhoon ravaged Tacloban city, Leyte province, central Philippines on Tuesday, Nov. 12, 2013. AP

— Iloilo: 162 dead, 15 estimated missing, according to Gov. Arthur Defensor. He said 68,543 houses were destroyed and 536,584 people have been affected. Aid is reaching the province, but delivery of relief goods to island villages is hampered because 90 percent of motorized boats have been destroyed. Helicopters are delivering food and other goods but cannot fly when the weather is bad.

— Capiz: 24 dead, 1 missing. TV footage showed damage to some houses, but it did not appear extensive.

— Aklan: 5 dead.

— Antique: 4 dead, 8 missing.

RELATED STORIES:

Economist estimates ‘Yolanda’ impact on PH economy at P604B

UN launches $300-M appeal as warships head to PH

Gov’ts, groups pledge millions for typhoon relief

Snapshots from Philippine typhoon disaster zone

Disclaimer: The comments uploaded on this site do not necessarily represent or reflect the views of management and owner of INQUIRER.net. We reserve the right to exclude comments that we deem to be inconsistent with our editorial standards.

To subscribe to the Philippine Daily Inquirer newspaper in the Philippines, call +63 2 896-6000 for Metro Manila and Metro Cebu or email your subscription request here.

Factual errors? Contact the Philippine Daily Inquirer's day desk. Believe this article violates journalistic ethics? Contact the Inquirer's Reader's Advocate. Or write The Readers' Advocate:

c/o Philippine Daily Inquirer Chino Roces Avenue corner Yague and Mascardo Streets, Makati City,Metro Manila, Philippines Or fax nos. +63 2 8974793 to 94

editors' picks

advertisement

popular

advertisement

videos