Philippine typhoon toll rises to 5,598

Posted By: IANS
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Manila, Nov 29: As more bodies have been recovered in typhoon affected areas in central Philippines, the toll rose to 5,598, authorities said on Friday.

The Philippine National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) said that among the 38 latest fatalities, 15 were found from Tacloban city, and 23 from Capiz province, Xinhua reported.

The people who were injured at the height of typhoon Haiyan, local name Yolanda, stood at 26,136.

The number of missing has increased to 1,759.

The cost of damages to agriculture and infrastructures is about $637 million.


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