Yolanda death toll climbs to 6,100

Newsdig update from Cbanga360.net

MANILA, Dec. 20 — The death toll from super typhoon “Yolanda” (Haiyan) rose to 6,100, with most of the fatality from Eastern Visayas, the national disaster council said on Friday.

The running total of the death toll is broken into at the Calabarzon, 3; Mimaropa, 19; Bicol, 6; Western Visayas, 250; Central Visayas, 74; Eastern Visayas, 5,746; Zamboanga Peninsula, 1; and Caraga,1.

The council also said 27,665 people were injured while 1,779 remain missing.

At least 3,424,593 families or 16,078,181 people in 12,139 villages in 44 provinces were affected, while 890,895 families or 4,095,280 people were displaced.

Of those displaced, 20,949 families or 101,527 people are still staying in 381 evacuation centers.

Damage caused by Yolanda was still estimated to P36.662 billion, including P18.268 billion in infrastructure and P18.354 billion in agriculture.

The number of destroyed houses has reached 1,140,332 including 550,928 destroyed and 589,404 damaged. (PNA)


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