Philippines typhoon death toll soars to 5,500

Manila, Nov 27: The death toll from typhoon Haiyann in central Philippines soared to 5,500 by Wednesday with 1,757 missing and 26,136 injured, the state media said.

As another 260 bodies were retrieved from typhoon affected areas, the toll rose from 5,240 to 5,500, reported Xinhua, citing the National Disaster Risk Reduction Management Council announced early on Wednesday.

Among the dead include 207 from Tacloban city, 46 from other parts of Leyte province and seven from neighbouring Samar province.


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