Yolanda death toll now at 5,796

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Saturday, December 7, 2013

MANILA -- The death toll from Super Typhoon Yolanda (Haiyan) has risen to 5,796 as of Saturday morning, said the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC).

The latest death count by region is broken down as follows: Calabarzon (Cavite, Laguna, Batangas, Rizal and Quezon provinces), 3; Mimaropa (Mindoro, Marinduque, Romblon and Palawan), 19; Bicol, 6; Western Visayas, 238; Central Visayas, 74; Eastern Visayas, 5,454; Zamboanga Peninsula, 1; and Caraga, 1.

The NDRRMC also said the number of injured people rose to 27,022, while 1,779 remain missing.

At least 2,592,257 families or 12,202,581 individuals were affected in 12,120 villages in 44 provinces, displacing 846,003 families or 3,966,363 people.

Of those displaced, 21,356 families or 103,394 people are still staying in 385 evacuation centers.

Damage caused by Yolanda was estimated at P35.239 billion, including P18.206 billion in infrastructure and P17.033 billion in agriculture.

The NDRRMC said the number of destroyed houses has reached 1,212,100, including 599,121 destroyed and 612,979 damaged.

The NDRRMC added that total cost of government assistance for the affected families has reached at P988.282 million.

The NDRRMC said 35,395 people, 1,351 vehicles, 112 seacraft, 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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