Published On: Tue, Dec 3rd, 2013

Philippines: Typhoon Yolanda death toll now at 5,680, scores found dead under San Juanico bridge

The official death toll from Typhoon Yolanda (Haiyan) in the Philippines was updated to 5,680, according to the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) Tuesday.

The NDRRMC also says the number missing from the tragic super-typhoon amount to about 1,800.

The Eastern Visayas was by far the worst hit by the storm resulting in 5,338 fatalities to date, or 94 percent of the deaths.

The Central Visayas and Western Visayas follow by quite a distance recording 74 and 238 deaths, respectively.

Approximately 120 bodies were discovered under the San Juanico bridge, which connects Samar to Leyte, about one month after the typhoon hit the region, according to an Inquirer report Tuesday.

Other figures released today include the number of injured (26,233), the number of families/individual affected (2.3 million/11.2 million), over 1 million homes destroyed and the total damage is estimated at more tham 34 billion pesos.






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