Yolanda death toll now 5,924 with damage at P35.527 billion


MANILA, Dec. 9 — The death toll from super typhoon “Yolanda” (Haiyan) rose to 5,924 according to the national disaster council on Monday.

The death toll is broken into at the Calabarzon, 3; Mimaropa, 19; Bicol, 6; Western Visayas, 238; Central Visayas, 74; Eastern Visayas, 5,582; Zamboanga Peninsula, 1; and Caraga,1.

The NDRRMC also said 27,002 people were injured while 1,779 remain missing.

At least 2,602,584 families or 12,279,561 individuals were affected in 12,122 villages in 44 provinces, displacing 853,657 families or 3,988,931 people.

Of those displaced, 22,338 families or 96,674 individuals are still staying in 401 evacuation centers.

Damage caused by Yolanda was estimated at P35.527 billion, including P18.206 billion in infrastructure and P17.321 billion in agriculture.

The disaster body said the number of destroyed houses has reached 1,177,194 including 585,134 destroyed and 592,060 damaged.

It added that total cost of government assistance for the affected families has reached at P1.036 billion.

The DSWD has allocated 742 million; local government units (LGUs), P115 million; Department of Health, P121 million; and non-governmental organizations/other government organizations, P56 million.

Meanwhile, the national disaster council said 35,381 people, 1,351 vehicles, 112 sea craft, 162 aircraft and 28,361 other assets/equipment from the national and local agencies have been deployed to strategic areas to expedite response and medical operations. (PNA)


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