Philippines typhoon death toll climbs to 1,833 (In Pics)

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Manila, Nov 13: The number of deaths in the Philippines caused by typhoon Haiyan jumped to 1,833, with the initial cost of damage increasing to $17.4 million, a government official said Wednesday.

The additional fatalities coming from Western Visayas reached 103, while the number of those who perished in Eastern Visayas remained at 1,660, Xinhua quoted Eduardo del Rosario as saying. He is the executive director of the Philippines' National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC).

Some 2,623 people were injured and 84 people were missing, he added.

A total of 1.387 million families or 6.937 million people were affected by Haiyan and out of them, 127,733 families or 582,303 persons were displaced and being served inside and outside evacuation centres, the NDRRMC official said.

Nearly 150,000 houses were either partially or totally damaged.

In Tacloban

A ferry boat is seen washed inland from a massive storm surge caused by Typhoon Haiyan, in the city of Tacloban, central Philippines. Typhoon Haiyan, one of the strongest storms on record, slammed into six central Philippine islands on Friday leaving a wide swath of destruction and thousands of people dead.

In Tacloban

Survivors walk in typhoon ravaged Tacloban city, Leyte province, central Philippines on Tuesday, Nov. 12, 2013. The Philippines emerged as a rising economic star in Asia but the trail of death and destruction left by Typhoon Haiyan has highlighted a key weakness: fragile infrastructure resulting from decades of neglect and corruption.

In Tacloban

Survivors move past the damages caused by Typhoon Haiyan in Tacloban city, Leyte province central Philippines on Monday, Nov. 11, 2013. Typhoon-ravaged Philippine islands faced an unimaginably huge relief effort that had barely begun Monday, as bloated bodies lay uncollected and uncounted in the streets and survivors pleaded for food, water and medicine.

In Tacloban

Survivors look up at a military C-130 plane as it arrives at typhoon-ravaged Tacloban city, Leyte province in central Philippines on Monday, Nov. 11, 2013. Stunned survivors of one of the most powerful typhoons ever to make landfall picked through the remains of their homes Monday and pleaded for food and medicine.

In Manila

Personnel of the Philippines Army 51st engineer corps load water for victims of Typhoon Haiyan at Villamor Air Force Base in Manila, Philippines, Monday, Nov. 11, 2013. Typhoon Haiyan, one of the strongest storms on record, slammed into six central Philippine islands on Friday leaving a wide swath of destruction and thousands of people dead.

In Guiuan

An aerial image taken from a Philippine Air Force helicopter shows the devastation caused by typhoon Haiyan in Guiuan, Eastern Samar province, central Philippines Monday, Nov. 11, 2013. Authorities said at least 2 million people in 41 provinces had been affected by Friday's disaster and at least 23,000 houses had been damaged or destroyed.

In Sanya

Workers remove a tree that on a car in the aftermath of Typhoon Haiyan after it made landfall in Sanya in south China's Hainan province Sunday Nov. 10, 2013. The deadly Typhoon Haiyan is making its way towards Vietnam and mainland China after devastating parts of Philippines last Friday.

In Tacloban

Resident walk past damaged houses in Tacloban city, Leyte province, central Philippines on Sunday, Nov. 10, 2013. The city remains littered with debris from damaged homes as many complain of shortages of food and water and no electricity since Typhoon Haiyan slammed into their province.

In Tacloban

A resident drinks water beside large ships that were washed ashore by strong waves caused by Typhoon Haiyan, in Tacloban city, Leyte province, central Philippines on Sunday, Nov. 10, 2013. Typhoon Haiyan, one of the strongest storms on record, slammed into six central Philippine islands on Friday leaving a wide swath of destruction and hundreds of people dead.

In Tacloban

In this aerial image, damaged buildings and houses are seen Saturday Nov. 9, 2013 as powerful typhoon Haiyan hit Tacloban city, in Leyte province in central Philippines. Rescuers in the central Philippines counted at least 100 people dead and many more injured Saturday.

IANS

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