Philippines typhoon toll crosses 4,000 mark

Philippines typhoon toll crosses 4k mark
Manila, Nov 20: Death toll from typhoon Haiyan (local name Yolanda) breached the 4,000 level, the Philippine disaster agency said Wednesday.

National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) Executive Director Eduardo del Rosario said that 4,011 people perished due to the super typhoon that struck the country Nov 8.

The number of people reported injured rose to 18,557, while 1,602 people were still missing, he said.

The cost of damage to properties was estimated at 12 billion pesos ($275 million).

Some 2.15 million families or nearly 10 million people were affected in 10,718 villages in 44 provinces. Of the affected population, 4.4 million were displaced and being served inside and outside the evacuation centres.

Of the total cost of damage, Del Rosario said 1.79 billion pesos ($41 million) came from infrastructure and 10.45 billion pesos ($239.6 million) from agriculture in seven regions of the country.

The government and non government organisations have extended 387 million pesos ($8.87) worth so relief assistance to the affected families.


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