‘Yolanda’ death toll at 6,033—NDRRMC
MANILA, Philippines – At least 24 bodies more were recovered as the death toll from Supertyphoon “Yolanda” (international name: Haiyan) breached 6,000 on Friday.
In the latest National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council report, 6,033 were recorded dead as one of the most powerful typhoons battered provinces in Visayas.
As of 6 a.m. Saturday, 27,468 were recorded as injured while 1,779 are still missing.
Of the 6,033 dead, more than half came from Eastern Visayas region, where Leyte and Samar bore the brunt of the destructive typhoon.
In Leyte province, of the 5,184 dead. In Samar province, 224 were killed, 82 of whom were unidentified from Basey town while in Eastern Samar, 265 were killed, 88 of whom were unidentified.
Since Yolanda pummeled the country last November 8, 3,423,501 families or 16,074,392 have been affected, leaving 3,921,577 persons displaced.
Meanwhile, the total cost of damages remained at P35 billion with P18 billion worth of damages in infrastructures and P17 billion in agriculture.
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