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Published On: Fri, Nov 15th, 2013

Philippines ‘official’ death toll from Typhoon Yolanda now at 3,621:NDRRMC

After seeing reports of a possible 10,000 fatalities in the city of Tacloban flood the internet over the past several days, the police official responsible for saying that number has been “relieved from his post”.

 

Leyte, Philippines Image/© Eugene Alvin Villar, 2003. (http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/User:Seav)

Leyte, Philippines
Image/© Eugene Alvin Villar, 2003. 

It is reported that Elmer Soria, the chief superintendent for the central Philippines province of Leyte, was fired for making the anecdotal statement.

The “official” and “partial” numbers of fatalities due to Typhoon Yolanda has been reported as 3,621 as of the afternoon of Nov.15, according to The National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) via the Philippine News Agency.

The eastern Visayas, which includes Samar and Leyte, accounts for the vast majority of deaths at  3,422. In addition, it is reported that nearly 12,000 people are listed as injured and some 1,000 people remain missing from the storm-ravaged provinces.

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